When TMJ disorder first begins or when you first recognize it, there may be part of you that wonders why you should bother with it. Won’t it just go away? Isn’t it just a minor concern that doesn’t really need treatment? The truth is that what can at first seem like a mild issue that tends to affect a lot of people is really a functional disorder that can bring you lots of frustration, grief, upset, and more unless you decide to do something about it. In addition to being worth treating, our Auburn Hills, MI team reminds you that it’s worth treating sooner than later. Find out why.
TMJ Disorder Can Eventually Cause A Lot Of Pain
At first, you may notice that TMJ disorder is annoying. Your jaw may feel a little sore sometimes. You may feel frustrated when your jaw locks up for a moment or when it makes snapping or popping noises, even if you try to prevent them. However, it’s important to note that unless you receive treatment with us, over time, those little annoyances can turn into serious pain. You can experience pain in your jaw joints, pain in your face, headaches, and even discomfort that turns into neck pain, shoulder pain, and back pain! Treat the issue and you won’t have to worry about this.
It’s Going To Get In The Way Of Daily Existence
We encourage you to keep in mind that what is at first a minor issue will eventually become something that makes daily life more difficult. In addition to the pain that can come with ignoring your TMJ disorder and need for treatment, you may find that your TMJ issue makes it more difficult to eat. You’ll find yourself changing your diet to accommodate your poorly functioning TMJs. You may find that falling asleep is difficult because of discomfort. We strongly encourage you to prevent interruption to your daily life by simply seeking treatment with us instead.
It’s Actually So Easy To Treat
One other reason you really should bother to go ahead and treat your TMJ disorder: It’s easy for us to treat! So, you cannot rely on the excuse that treatment is going to get in the way, be too invasive, or become too difficult. It’s worth coming in because you can take care of jaw joint protection with such simple care: It’s a mouthguard you’re going to put into place when you get in bed for the night. See? Extremely easy!
Let Us Help You Address Your TMJ Disorder
When TMJ problems are affecting your smile and oral health, it’s time to visit our team to receive effective and completely comfortable TMJ disorder treatment in order to keep your smile’s function safe and sound. To learn more, schedule an appointment or initial consultation by calling Advanced Dental Concepts in Auburn Hills, MI today at (248) 852-1820.