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Pharmaceutical approaches in treating TMJ disorders

Posted on November 25, 2014 4:21 pm under Medical Malpractice

The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research estimated that more than 10 million Americans suffer from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder – a painful condition of the mouth that may limit jaw movements, such as chewing and speaking. Unfortunately, TMJ disorders sometimes result from negligent dental care performed by a dental professional.

In most cases, mild TMJ disorders oftentimes do not get worse and can be treated with self-care. With the proper guidance of your physician, a painful TMJ disorder can also be relieved through one of these medications:

  • Pain relievers
  • Muscle relaxants – Help relax jaw muscles, available by prescription only
  • Tricyclic antidepressants – Help relieve pain, available by prescription only
  • Sedatives – Used for TMJ disorder caused by night time teeth clenching, also need prescription

At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, we help victims of dental malpractice in Appleton seek justice and compensation by possibly filing a lawsuit against the party involved. To learn about the possibility of taking legal action, call us at (414) 271-0900 today.