TMJ Treatment - El Segundo, CA
Are You Waiting for a Solution to Your TMJ Pain?
TMJ syndrome or TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder) is a painful condition that many people simply live with because they do not realize there are treatments available. At our dental center, we not only diagnosis patients with TMJ, but also develop individualized plans to reduce the daily discomfort.
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What Causes TMD?
TMJ, or the temporomandibular joint, is responsible for opening, closing and moving the jaw from side to side. When this joint get inflamed or damaged it adds stress to the joint and nerves, causing pain to radiate from the joint to other parts of your head, neck and upper torso.
How Can You Tell If You Have TMD?
TMJ syndrome is not a condition that can be self-diagnosed, although you might suspect you have TMJ if you notice any of these symptoms:
- Jaw clicking or locking, especially when you open wide.
- Pain in the jaw, neck, teeth or shoulders, especially when you wake up.
- Chronic headaches and/or migraines without any particular causes.
- Chronic stiffness in the jaw.
- Tooth grinding (bruxism) behavior, normally during sleep.
- Feeling that your teeth do not fit together properly.
- Inability to control the function of your jaw.
If these signs sound familiar, please contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our dental providers. We can help you get the care you need through affordable, proven dentistry methodologies and procedures.
Dental Treatments to Soothe TMJ Irritation
At our dental center, we have a wide variety of treatment options for patients who have been diagnosed by our dental specialists with TMJ. These include:
- Occlusal Adjustments
During an occlusal adjustment, our team will smooth the tops of your teeth to help your bite fit properly. Often, a misaligned bite can foster TMJ discomfort.
If your misaligned bite cannot be addressed by an occlusal adjustment alone, you may find freedom from TMJ pain through orthodontics. Our on-staff orthodontist will be happy to talk to you about the many types of braces available for teens and adults. The right type of orthodontic treatment in conjunction with other solutions can help reduce TMJ symptoms.
One of the latest treatments for TMJ is Botox® injections. These injections are done in-house at our comfortable office. Many of our TMJ patients find instant relief.
- Night Guards
Because TMJ is typically worsened by tooth grinding and clenching during the night, a specially-made night guard appliance may help. Our dental providers will create your night guard at our office so you can keep your jaw in a neutral position while you sleep.