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TMD Problems and How to Prevent Them

TMD / TMJ Beausejour Manitoba

 
Problems with your temporomandibular joint can be painful and can interfere with basic functions of your jaw like chewing and talking. In order to recognize and prevent TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder) remember to look out for and be cautious towards these things: 
 
Excessive tooth grinding increases stress to the joint.
 
General stress often leads individuals to clench their jaw more frequently. 
 
Women, and especially those adults between ages 20 and 40 are more likely to develop TMD.
 
General aching or tired facial muscles are a common symptoms of TMD.
 
Grating or popping sounds when you chew or close your mouth could be signs of TMD.
 
You can try to prevent TMD by reducing risk factors like wearing a mouthguard if you know you grind your teeth at night, or reducing stress and relaxing to avoid unnecessarily clenching your jaw throughout the day and in your sleep. 
 
The best way to ensure that your oral health is in top condition is to maintain a regular check-up schedule with your Beausejour Dental Centre. To schedule your appointment call 204.268.1782 today!

Tinnitus and Your TMJ

TMJ Symptoms Beausejour Manitoba

 

There are many symptoms associated with TMJ, but tinnitus, or the clicking, ringing, or buzzing sounds many TMJ sufferers hear, is often one of the worst symptoms. Tinnitus is common, affecting on average 25% of those who suffer from TMJ. Some variations of tinnitus may sound like a “buzzing” or “hissing”rather than a ringing noise, but no matter the pitch or ____ you hear, the TMJ Specialists at Beausejour Dental Centre do NOT want you to suffer any longer!

 

Studies show that those who suffer from tinnitus have an increased likeliness to develop hearing loss in later years; furthermore, those with TMJ issues are also almost 3 times as likely to develop tinnitus as one of their symptoms. TMJ is often the underlying cause to many jaw and head ailments, and by addressing your TMJ before it gets the best of you, you can save yourself years of pain and strife!

 

Get ahead of your TMJ and say goodbye to tinnitus today by calling your Beausejour Manitoba TMJ Specialists at Beausejour Dental Centre at 204.268.1782!

 
 

Traveling with TMJ

December 05, 2017 | Posted TMJ | Be the first one to comment.

Traveling with TMJ

TMJ Beausejour, MB

 
What’s the best way to take a relaxing vacation if you’re plagued by TMJ? It’s simple-- RELAX! Many people feel anxious over the thought of lugging their TMJ with them this holiday season, but the complexities surrounding TMJ that seem to be looming over travel time can easily be left at home! 

First of all, relax!

Stress can cause all-over tension for your body, and especially for your jaw and shoulders that may be afflicted by your TMJ. If you set your mind to “going with the flow” this vacation, you’ll be less- likely to over exert yourself worrying about plans, or sticking to schedules when you can be relaxing and enjoying yourself instead. Listen to what your body is telling you about your needs, and take care of yourself to avoid unnecessary stress or exhaustion.

Don’t forget your pillow!

Or your earplugs, for that matter. Your pillow will give your head and your neck some extra support on long road-trips or flights, and the relief from resting your head can help you to combat TMJ symptoms often before they even arise! Bringing or purchasing ear plugs for a flight can not only help you get a more sound sleep, but can also help to stabilize air pressure and stop your ears to “clog,” often reducing any ear or TMJ pain you might otherwise feel.

Keep yourself moving!

By keeping yourself as active as you can, you’ll avoid getting tense and tired muscles, and by making frequent car stops, or by moving around the airplane cabin often, you’ll give yourself to opportunity to stretch and relieve your neck, back, and shoulder muscles that can otherwise become very stiff during travel. Airplane and car seats don’t usually have the kind of support your body needs for long periods of rest, so TMJ symptoms can often worsen after hours and hours of unsupported down-time for your body. If you do find that your body is getting sore during travel time, consider taking some OTC pain relief to alleviate your discomfort.
 
If you find that you’re suffering from TMJ symptoms like jaw and shoulder pain, trouble sleeping, or constant migraines, talk to your TMJ specialist at Beausejour Dental Centre today to start living a more comfortable life tomorrow! Call 204-268-1782 to schedule an appointment with Beausejour Dental Centre before your next vacation and learn more about the best ways to manage your TMJ symptoms while you’re on-the-go!