3 Ways To Relieve TMJ Tension

At Sleep Apnea & TMJ Solutions in Brentwood and Murfreesboro TN, we help patients with TMJ/TMD every day. But we know how hard it can be to diagnose the condition; after all, jaw pain and headaches – the two major symptoms – can also be signs of entirely different problems.

This is why we always encourage our patients to focus on tension. Do you feel tension or pressure in your jaw, on the sides of your head, in your neck, or in any of the adjacent areas? Any pressure? If so, your pain is probably stemming from TMJ. If not, it could be caused by something as simple as a cavity or an awkward sleeping position.

Our team has put together a list of steps you can take to relieve this tension. If you’re fortunate, you might not even have to come in for treatment!

3 Easy Steps You Can Take

  1. Meditation and Relaxation: The first one is general, but TMJ often stems from stress-induced bruxism (tooth-grinding.) In order to avoid this, it is best to have some calming, relaxing rituals in place; some activities that put you at ease and can get your mind off the stressful stuff include practicing meditation, listening to calming music, and drinking tea.
  2. Pain Medications: Over-the-counter ibuprofen, as well as other analgesic options, can help in pain management for minor tension. We offer more advanced versions at our practice, if the store-bought ones aren’t doing the trick.
  3. Sleeping Appliance: Wearing a TMJ appliance like the ones we offer at our practice can relieve pain and tension in your jaw and head. Ask us about it when you visit!

Sleep Apnea & TMJ Solutions in Brentwood and Murfreesboro TN wants all our patients to live a pain-free life. People also come to us for sleep apnea solutions. Contact us today!

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Brentwood, TN 37027

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Murfreesboro, TN 37129