Some patients discover that they are dealing with TMJ problems only when they come in for dental checkups with our Rancho Cucamonga, CA team (symptoms may occasionally prove somewhat silent or a bit confusing!). Others can recognize that they are having trouble with their jaw joints, simply by paying attention to obvious symptoms that do show up! Once you realize that you are dealing with TMJ disorder, you’ve got the diagnosis you need to move forward with treatment, protection, and the assurance that you can regain and maintain your TMJ health. That is, assuming you remember to let us provide you with the suggestions and care you need for improvement! Find out why!
Your Stretches Can Make Matters Worse
We know that when you’re dealing with a problem, we live in a time when there are a lot of do-it-yourself (DIY) options out there. There are a lot of products on the market. There’s also your brain, which tells you that if you were to use logic, it would probably help. Mix this all together and you will likely come to the conclusion that you should try jaw stretches! We know, it seems like the very obvious and wise decision. However, we also want you to remember that you shouldn’t do this, unless we specifically give you stretches to complete. Otherwise, you might accidentally cause damage, when your intentions are pure! Schedule a checkup instead!
Ignoring The Issue? It Won’t Help.
Then, there’s the opposite end of the spectrum when you think TMJ problems may be impacting your smile: You decide that your jaw joints will probably heal if you just ignore the problem. You may even do your best to try to give your jaw joints time to rest, which is a very good decision! However, remember that the best of your possible decisions is to let us take a look, discuss the issue with you, and detect any potential causes that you may be overlooking (such as bruxism) that need attention, too!
Store-Bought Isn’t As Effective As Customized Care
As mentioned, we remind you that though you may feel like any old mouthguard will do for TMJ problems, this isn’t the case. When you compare something that we have suggested and something that’s customized for your smile with something that’s universal, well, it’s clear to see that the personalized treatment is better suited to successful care. Come in to see us soon for just that!
Address TMJ Concerns With A Visit Soon
Do yourself a favor by coming in to see our team about any TMJ health concerns you have, so we may address them properly, as we protect your overall oral health. Remember, we offer TMJ treatment! Schedule a visit with your Rancho Cucamonga, CA dentist today by calling Stadium Dental and Orthodontics at (909) 476-9678. We proudly welcome patients from Rancho Cucamonga, CA and the surrounding communities.