Temporomandibular Joint (or TMJ) Syndrome is becoming a more commonly diagnosed problem, of which the primary symptom is pain emanating from the part of the face where the jawbone is connected to the skull.
The reasons for a significant increase in the number of TMJ patients is unclear, although medical professionals believe a rapidly changing environment and greater awareness of the syndrome are possible contributing factors.
Depending on the type and severity of the condition, there are several methods that dentists and oral surgeons can use to treat or limit the effects of TMJ Syndrome, ranging from anti-inflammatory medication and muscle relaxants to dental devices (orthodontic braces or mouthguards) and even oral surgery.
If you think you may be experiencing TMJ-like symptoms or need treatment for the condition, we can help you to set up an appointment with one of our highly experienced dentists.
Just give our friendly receptionist a call at: (310)-860-9311
People who suffer from TMJ disorders may experience the following symptoms:
Chronic jaw or neck pain
Persistent headaches or earaches
Clicking or popping sounds upon opening and closing the jaw
Regular headaches on waking
Although the direct cause of TMJ is uncertain, certain factors are known to contribute, including: stress, misaligned bites, teeth grinding and hormonal fluctuations in women.
At Beverly Hills Dental, our specialist team has experience in diagnosing TMJ disorders and customising a treatment plan that addresses the individual symptoms of our patients.
Some TMJ remedies offered at our practice include:
Replacing missing teeth with prosthetics
Wearing orthodontic braces
Wearing a mouthguard to prevent teeth grinding/clenching during sleep
Meditating to reduce and manage stress
Prescribing a muscle relaxant