TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder is a hereditary disease related to your jaw joint. If you have symptoms of pain or grafting sensation, you’ll be glad to know that advancement in dentistry makes these treatments easier. Our TMJ specialist in San Diego will go extra miles to give you comfort. Jaw pain may occur on one side, or both sides usually happen when the joints of the jaw and the chewing muscles do not work together correctly. Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a hinge present on both sides of the head. It connects the temporal bones of the skull with your jaw and also joins the lower jaw (mandible) with the upper jaw (Maxilla). Contact our specialists to resolve your TMJ problems. Since it requires early detection and treatment because it may lead to a severe condition.
TMJ issues are tricky, disorders cannot resolve instantly from any treatment, and the procedure takes time to become effective. Our extensive experienced TMJ dentist team will help you to overcome pain from TMJ, headaches, tenderness, or swelling in the face or jaw in San Diego. They will also assist you in getting a healthier and more comfortable jaw.
TMJ disorders occur for many reasons. It happens when something goes wrong with your jaw joint and jaw muscle. You might grind or clench your teeth, tighten and stress your jaw muscles and TM joint. Sometimes, it occurs due to injury in the jaw joint or inflammation, such as with arthritis or overuse. A TMJ disorder can directly damage the muscle ligaments. As a result, the cartilage disk will move away. It may lead to misaligned teeth, and when you open your mouth and may cause pain or make a clicking or grating noise.
Have you a TMJ Disorder?
• Do you have a habit of grinding of teeth?
• Do you wake up due to the injured muscles of the jaws?
• Do you experience constant head and neck aches?
• Do stress and anxiety make your clenching and pain worse?
• Does your jaw click, pop, or lock while opening your mouth?
• Is it painful for you to open your mouth to eat or yawn?
• Have your neck, jaws, or head ever injured?
• Have you had arthritis problems with your joints?
• Do you have misaligned teeth?
• Is it hard to bite or tear food from your front teeth?
• Do you have sensitive, loose, decay, or worn teeth?
If you answered “yes” more time, then you have more chances of TMJ disorder.
TMJ Treatment in San Diego
There’re numerous various possibilities use for the treatment of TMJ disorder. Dr. Tran utilizes them to improve the function of your jaw. Once an assessment diagnoses the TMJ disorder, Dr. Tran will inform you about the proper course of treatment. Remember that treatment is always beneficial with a team approach of self-care combined with professional care.
Our main aim is to resolve all the issues of muscle spasms and joint pain. It is usually practiced with a painkiller, anti-inflammatory, or muscle relaxant. Our expert will directly insert steroids to reduce the pain and swelling of your joints. Self-care treatments such as:
• Relax your jaws
• Keep your teeth at distant when you are not eating
• Eating soft foods
• Apply ice and heat
• Jaw exercise
• Practicing good position
Physical therapy and a clear plastic appliance known as a splint, are the reliable stress management techniques for this treatment. A mouthguard fixed on top or bottom teeth that help to keep your teeth apart. It reduces clenching or grinding of your teeth, as a result, you get relief from pain. There are numerous types of appliances used to reduce TMJ pain.
Anterior repositioning appliance can reduce joint pain by decreasing pressure from your jaws and also helps in the repositioning of a disk. It may be worn for 24 hours to improve your jaw heal.
An orthotic stabilization appliance aids in moving your jaw into a proper position and also help in the protection of tooth wear.
Are you looking for treatment such as bite equilibration, orthodontics, or restorative dental work? Do your TMJ disorder affects your teeth alignment or fitness? Dr. Tran specializes in several modern surgical treatments, such as arthroscopy and open joint repair restructuring. He does not ponder TMJ surgery unless the jaw can’t open, dislocate, or has a severe degenerative disorder. TMJ Surgery is also not suitable for the patient undergone unsuccessful appliance treatment. Our TMJ specialist in San Diago will work closely with you to determine the TMJ treatment plan that fulfills and well suited to your individual needs
Don’t let pain and money stop you enjoying the confident and healthy lifestyle. Contact us now and have pain free dental services for your forever beautiful smile.