TMJ Treatment

 

Are you living with tension, pain and headaches? Millions of people suffer these and other painful symptoms, not knowing that relief can be found at a qualified dental practice. The source of your problems may be diagnosed by our team of dentists, as a condition known as TMJD, or Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction. This occurs when the small joints of the jaw, and the strong muscles that control day-to-day functions such as eating, chewing, and speaking, become misaligned or abnormally tense.

Some of the symptoms of TMJD are:
  • teeth worn from grinding
  • teeth that are loosening or drifting
  • sensitive and sore teeth
  • chronic headaches and neck pain
  • pain and soreness in the jaw muscles
  • facial pain
  • congestion of the ear
  • limited range of motion of the jaw
  • clicking and popping of the jaw

At Dr. Ramin Ghassemi and Dr. Nina Mojaver, our team of dentists have had a very high level of training regarding occlusion and proper bite alignment. The experience and certification of our dentists keeps them up-to-date on the techniques for diagnosing and treating TMJ.

In addition to the alignment of your bite and jaw joints, your jaw muscles play a large part in properly supporting jaw function. Even if you've never had TMJ or neuromuscular problems before, a period of stress or injury can cause your TMJ joints and muscles to tense and become misaligned.

Our experienced team of dentists understand the toll this condition takes on patients. Their experience can help relieve TMJ symptoms, by providing a customized bite guard or night splint to bring relief. Sometimes Full Mouth Rehabilitation is required, to realign the teeth and bite correctly. Our dentists also have TMJ treatment techniques to relax the jaw muscles, so your true bite can be determined, and kept in the optimal position without painful tension.

TMJ can have a serious impact on the quality of your life. You can enjoy relief from these painful symptoms, care for your teeth, protect cosmetic investments, and feel like yourself again, with neuromuscular dentistry by our dental team. Contact us today to schedule a consultation or discuss any questions you have about TMJ.

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Locations:


Del Mar Dental Arts Office

12750 Carmel Country Rd
Suite 213
San Diego, CA 92130


(858) 481-8107



Fifth Avenue Dental Arts Office

450 A St. Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92101

(619) 233-3338