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Navigating TMD Discomfort: Expert Advice from Your Westchester Dentist

Dentist in Westchester, IL

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD) can disrupt your daily life, causing jaw discomfort, clicking sounds, and facial swelling that make talking and eating painful. At Midwest Dental Center in Westchester, we understand the challenges posed by TMD and are here to offer practical tips for managing its discomfort.

Home Remedies for TMD Relief

If you experience jaw swelling, applying a cold compress to the affected area can provide relief. Hold the compress against your face for about 10 minutes. Gentle jaw stretches can also help alleviate tension. Follow up with warm, moist heat to the same area for an additional 5 to 10 minutes.

For noticeable discomfort, over-the-counter pain relievers like nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or ibuprofen can help. However, if you rely on pain medications daily, it’s crucial to seek professional guidance promptly.

Avoiding TMD Triggers

Avoid applying excess pressure to your jaw, as it can worsen TMD discomfort. Refrain from using your hand as a chin rest, as this increases pressure and strain on your jaw. If you frequently talk on the phone, avoid holding it on your shoulder while bending your neck, as this can strain the jaw and neck muscles.

Additionally, avoid clenching your jaw or keeping your teeth tightly closed, as this can increase pressure in the jaw. Throughout the day, try to maintain a slight space between your teeth to relieve jaw pressure.

Expert Consultation and Treatment Options

If you’re struggling with TMD discomfort, our team is here to help. Schedule a consultation with our dentist to explore solutions tailored to your needs. We’ll conduct a thorough examination to determine the best course of treatment for your TMD.

Relief Is Within Reach

Don’t let TMD discomfort disrupt your life. Contact our dental team at Midwest Dental Center in Westchester to learn more about managing TMD and schedule your consultation today. Relief may be closer than you think.

Midwest Dental Center of Westchester
Phone: 708-447-8422
Url: https://www.ajsalernodds.com/
10535 West Cermak Rd
Westchester, IL 60154

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Dentist in Westchester, IL

10535 West Cermak Rd
Westchester, IL 60154

(708) 447-8422

Office Hours:
Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am - 3:00pm
Friday: By Appointment Only
Saturday: By Appointment Only
Sunday: Closed