Dentalville has successfully treated many patients in Bell who needed TMJ treatment for tempromandibular joint dysfunction syndrome (TMD). TMD sufferers can experience a range of symptoms including severe headaches, teeth grinding, jaw pain, ringing to the ears, a locked jaw, limited ability to move the mouth, discomfort chewing, tired face feeling, and face swelling. These symptoms are generally chronic and interfere with the quality of life. Stress has been known to agitate these TMJ symptoms that can become quite incapacitating.
The TMJ (tempromandibular joint) is the joint where the jaw is hinged together at the temporal bone of the skull. The muscle surrounding this area keeps the position of the jaw in place and controls the jaw movement. For unclear reasons, it is believed that the TMJ symptoms arise from problems with the muscles of the jaw in this region. Possible causes that activate the problems include teeth grinding, injury to the jaw, injury to the neck or head, arthritis, and stress that causes clenching of the jaw. Where ever the issue originates, this pain is troublesome and our dentist Bell CA has effective TMJ therapies to treat our patients that suffer from TMJ problems.
The TMJ diagnostic process requires a bite analysis, imaging of the full area, and thorough exam to determine the combination of therapies required for the TMJ condition. A range of treatments will be applied depending on the severity and the findings from the exam. Call us today to book an appointment to discuss the diagnosis and customized treatment of your TMJ condition. Each case is very individualized and we want to get you back to living life to the fullest without the suffering.
Call us today to book an appointment to discuss the diagnosis and customized treatment of your TMJ condition. Each case is very individualized and we want to get you back to living life to the fullest without the suffering.