TMJ Pain Relief

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Update: I have recently found, purchased and wrote up reviews on two TMJ Exercise programs. They are similar TMJ Exercises that my TMJ Physical Therapist uses to treat my TMJ patients. Click here to read reviews on TMJ Exercise products.

TMJ Pain Relief can be done a few different ways. You can most likely have immediate Pain relief for TMJ today.

Eliminating TMJ jaw pain today with immediate therapy, may not be the permanent answer to your jaw pain.

Because there are numerous ways and factors that cause TMJ pain, to rid your pain permanently requires a thorough examination done by a skilled TMJ Dentist, Doctor or Clinician with significant (years) of experience treating TMJ patients to identify the Real Causes, considering the wide spectrum of possibilities which cause TMJ symptoms.

To understand more of the Causes of TMJ and to do a minor self-evaluation click on the Causes of TMJ link to read more on the Real causes of TMJ to help you Cure TMJ more permanently. To get TMJ Relief fast please read on here.

If you've read the causes of TMJ and now understand many of the primary or true causes of TMJ syndrome, I can now start to prepare you to get TMJ Pain Relief today.

As I've said on other pages, most all TMJ jaw pain is "muscle pain". But it can be actual tissue damage or trauma in the temporomandibular joint.

n cases with damage, trauma, or just inflammation in the temporomandibular joint, you need reduced pressure on the joint tissues. In either case, what needs to be done for quick pain relief for TMJ, is for the muscles to relax and/or put less pressure on the joints.

Even if the TMJ symptoms are caused by medical problems such as a bad back, neck or shoulder, the jaw muscles or tissues in the temporomandibular joint need RELIEF, and relaxing the jaw muscles and relieving pressure on the TMJ joints is the quickest way to gain relief.

Again, it may not be the answer to keep pain away, but for immediate TMJ pain relief, that is the best way in my opinion.

Basically you need to calm the whole system down, to let it relax. The best way to do that is to wear a TMJ Appliance. That can be a TMJ splint by a TMJ Dentist or Doctor, or a home made mouth guard that you can buy in the stores. You can even purchase a $2.00 Football mouthguard and modify it as I explain in the Dental appliance link.

The self-made mouthguards are good temporary relief methods, but the professionally made, appropriately adjusted Splint is more effective and predictable. But for quick relief at home the mouthguard is a good home remedy.

Now, as I've mentioned before, massage of the jaw muscles by a trained Chiropractor, physical therapist, or other professional can give immediate TMJ Pain relief as well. And I am looking for my "Hand picked professionals" in your area that can treat you if you need their help.

Update: I have recently found, purchased and wrote up reviews on two TMJ Exercise programs. They are similar TMJ Exercises that my TMJ Physical Therapist uses to treat my TMJ patients. Click here to read reviews on TMJ Exercise products.

Dr Spainhower,

I have been using the Smartguard for a month now and I am so pleased. I have tried so many guards and this is the first that has worked for me. I did experience tmj, headaches, ringing in ears, vertigo, neck pain and nausea throughout my days but not now. I strongly suggest this Smartguard for anyone who grinds or clenches. Who would have ever thought that this odd looking guard would have given me back my normal life?

Thank you so much,

Shannon B.



Over the years I have seen several different dentists and doctors for my TMJ problems. I have even tried different night guards that I bought from local stores which only made the TMJ worse.

It wasn't until I tried the SmartGuard that I finally found something that helped. My TMJ has grown increasingly worse over the years and with the clicking, locking, and severe pain I was willing to try anything new. The night guards instructions were very easy to understand and I had no problems molding it to my mouth. The first night I used it I was nervous because I wasn't used to having my upper and lower teeth separated so much but the next morning I was very pleased to see that after only one night the clicking had really reduced.

One of the nicest things was being able to yawn a little wider without being in severe pain. I had no problems keeping the guard in my mouth all night long. The gums behind my front upper teeth were a little sore and that was the only thing that bothered me. There is a definite improvement after having worn it only 8 hours. I still have some popping in the joint but am excited to see improvement every time I use it. The long term benefits of using this device is very exciting.

Thank you Dr. Spainhower!

Sharon Clements



Before wearing the SmartGuard, I would wake up in the middle of the night with a headache during the day I had to apply warm corn bags to my jaw and often had to take IBprofen to ease the pain. I went to a TMJ specialist and was told I needed to wear 2 appliances, 1 for day and 1 for night, for 3-6 months, braces for an overbite and more appliances for the rest of my life. Total cost $,8000 to $10,000. No mention of exercises or physical therapy.

The first night wearing the night guard I didn’t have any more headaches. After 2 nights my jaw didn’t ache during the day between meals. Today I am working on incorporating exercises into my daily routine. Thank you Dr. Spainhower for caring about those of us who suffer everyday with TMJ.

Sincerely,

Donna Brudjar



Hello Dr. Spainhower,

I would like to thank you for sending me the SmartGuard Night Guard. I have suffered from TMJ for many years and have used expensive bite guards that have been made by dentist. They have to be replaced quite often for me because my bite changes frequently and it gets really expensive. I am a tonsil cancer survivor and also suffer from a limited jaw opening as a result of radiation therapy. I have been experiencing jaw pain, neck pain, and headaches for over 13 years now.

I started using the SmartGuard a few weeks ago and experienced relief from my jaw pain and tension pains in my neck after using the Night Guard for just a few hours. My headaches completely disappeared.The process of custom fitting the Night Guard was quick and easy. Although the Night Guard is somewhat thicker than my usual hard plastic bite guard my dentist makes it took only a few hours to get used to wearing the it and now I am quite comfortable while wearing the Night Guard. I would like to thank you for providing me with an effective, comfortable, and affordable alternative to relieving my TMJ related pain.


Sincerely,
Charlotte Glaze

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