Other Treatments for TMD
Alternative Treatments for TMD and Migraines
Diclusion time reduction therapy is a revolutionary service that’s changing lives. It’s not the only treatment for TMD or migraines, though. Alternative forms of treatment include:
- A soft food diet
- Moist heat
- Avoiding extreme jaw movements
- Relaxation techniques
Over-the-counter medications like ibuprofen or acetaminophen can provide relief to patients in the short term. Some medications that can be prescribed by a physician when used long term can cause rebound headaches. However, as symptoms worsen, other therapies should be explored.
A nightguard, also known as a stabilization splint or bite guard, will help patients who struggle with a teeth grinding condition known as bruxism. But for patients whose pain isn’t caused by teeth grinding, a nightguard may not supply the desired relief. Nightguards eventually wear out and can be easily lost or broken.
Though Botox® is more popularly known as a wrinkle treatment, it can also alleviate symptoms of TMD. Treatment with Botox® will only provide short-term relief, though, as each injection only lasts for a few months at a time. This means one has to be reinjected with Botox® to alleviate pain.
Have you tried these treatment options only to find that your symptoms persisted? With the modern care Dr. Sutter offers, we can help you relieve your symptoms and enjoy better health and wellbeing again. Call our Eugene, Oregon, dental office to schedule your appointment. We look forward to serving you.