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Patient Education

The Most Important Path to Pain Relief

TMJ disorder isn’t as straightforward as you might think it is. Patients often come to Dr. O’Day believing the condition is primarily a dental issue. Before treatment can begin, it’s important for patients to understand where the issue is really coming from. TMJ disorder is actually a repetitive use issue; everyday habits and movements tend to cause jaw pain and discomfort associated with the condition.

Understanding Your TMJ Pain

During your consultation, Dr. O’Day will use models and pictures of the musculoskeletal system to demonstrate how the jaw’s joints and muscles should function normally, along with the issues causing their TMJ disorder. Like other joint injuries, such as ankle sprains, the more a patient knows about their condition, the better equipped they will be to successfully adhere to treatment and find pain relief.

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Find Relief From Your Jaw Pain

Get in touch with our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. O’Day today!