TMJ Pain Treatment

According to the Academy of General Dentistry, the average person swallows at least 2,000 times a day. If you’re dealing with any sort of pain in the jaw area, then eating, drinking, and yawning could become quite the trial.  Pain in the temporomandibular joints (TMJs) are the most common cause of facial pain, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, affecting up to 12% of the population.  DC Smile Studio utilizes a compassionate approach to treating TMJ pain so every member of your family can smile with ease.


Symptoms Of A TMJ Disorder

Wondering if your facial pain is a TMJ disorder?  According to Colgate, some of the signs and symptoms you may need to watch out for include:

  • Facial pain around the jaw area
  • “Clicking” sounds when opening or closing your mouth
  • Any changes in the alignment of your teeth
  • Any migraines that accompany your jaw pain
  • Facial swelling
  • Problems with chewing or biting

If you are suffering from any of the above symptoms, our team of professionals will utilize the latest technological advances to provide the best care possible.  Dr. Lievano and his team of medical professionals will work with you to alleviate any fears you have concerning the treatment process.


What You Can Do To Combat TMJ Pain

While you’re waiting for your appointment with our staff, there are a few things you can do at home to ease your TMJ pain, per the NIDCR.  These home remedies include:

  • Eating softer foods
  • Using an ice pack or some other cool compress
  • Avoiding extreme jaw movements like loud yawning or gum chewing
  • Reducing stress

If you’re seeking treatment for your temporomandibular pain or just seeking more information, contact us today.  Come see why reviewers praise our team as “Thorough, professional, and friendly.”  With an office conveniently located by a WMATA bus stop, TMJ relief can be just a bus ride away.