Is it Safe to Treat TMJ Pain with Medication?

Serving Patients in Oklahoma City, Edmond, Lawton, and Norman, OK

Headaches, earaches, and generalized facial pain are common symptoms of TMJ. Understandably, many people choose to address these issues with over-the-counter pain medications. Because TMJ pain is often chronic, this can result in daily consumption of these medications and, while safe for occasional use, it is important to remember that OTC pain medications can be harmful when consumed regularly.
Pain medication offers a temporary solution for TMJ, but TMJ is a recurring problem. The best way to reduce TMJ pain is by addressing the underlying problem, and the best way to address the underlying problem is through neuromuscular dentistry.
Oklahoma City dentist Dr. Terry Bass has trained in neuromuscular dentistry and utilizes advanced diagnostic and treatment methods for addressing TMJ. Options including oral splints, restorative procedures, TENS therapy, and relaxation exercises can be used in combination to restore alignment, eliminate pain, and produce lasting results. Dr. Bass would be happy to discuss which options are right for you during your TMJ treatment evaluation.
If you are suffering from any of the symptoms of TMJ in Oklahoma City, please contact Terry Bass, DDS today to schedule a comprehensive evaluation and treatment consultation.