As with many areas of dental care, your best approach to protecting your oral health when TMJ disorder affects you is to come to our Livonia, MI team for your answers, your care, and more! However, we know that like many patients, you may find yourself interested and compelled by seeking guidance and improvement from other sources. Whether because it seems easier this way or because you feel like you should be able to treat your jaw joints with your own clever efforts, we remind you: This is always better left to the dental professionals! Learn more.
Seek Answers From Us, Not The Internet
Of two possible approaches to getting factual, helpful answers about your TMJ disorder and how to guide your jaw joints back to good health, the lesser is seeking answers from the internet. The better approach? Seeking answers from our team, of course. We know that it may seem as though the information you find through thoughtful, careful searches online may be reliable and, as a result, should be helpful. However, it’s important to remember that even if you are reading something reliable, it isn’t tailored to your needs and within the context of your needs. When you need or want answers, let us know! We are happy to share our knowledge with you and to help you regain your jaw health.
Get Jaw Relaxation Tips From Us, Don’t Try Your Own
Of course, the moment you feel your jaws tightening up is the second you have that “aha!” moment. The one during which you think to yourself that if you were to just relax your jaws, they’d feel better. That may lead to to assuming you should stretch them out, so they don’t feel so tight. We appreciate your logical approach, of course, but we also remind you that it’s much better to gain tips for relaxation and improved comfort from our team. It’s very easy to accidentally overlook the fact that many self-crafted methods of addressing TMJ disorder can actually backfire and make problems, damage, and strain worse (even when you have the very best of intentions).
Use Our TMJ Treatment, Rather Than Ignoring The Issue
When you have TMJ disorder, you need to use TMJ treatment provided by us, the dental professionals. This is much better than ignoring the problem and hoping it will go away (because it can cause significant damage!).
Treat Your TMJ Concerns With Our Help
Seek improvement and protection for your TMJs by coming to our team for help, guidance, and treatment. Avoid the urge to ignore your jaw joint concerns and to try to treat the problem on your own. See you soon! James Stewart, DDS, and our team serve patients from Livonia, MI and the surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation, call our office today at (734) 425-4400.