TMJ Treatment in Lomita, CA

Your Days of Dealing With TMJ Pain Are Over

When you must deal with the pain and discomfort of TMJ problems, your quality of living is diminished and often limited by debilitating symptoms. Are you missing out on life due to jaw joint problems, forced to avoid things you enjoy or even take time off work? Whether your symptoms are minor or life-altering, overcoming TMJ disorders and leading a productive, comfortable life is possible with successful TMJ treatment from Dr. Kayvon Javid and Dr. Mariam Nadi. Contact our office today to schedule your TMJ consultation.

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More than 10 million Americans are affected by TMJ issues

Source: http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/

TMJ and Teeth Grinding

Widely known as simply “TMJ,” temporomandibular joint disorders impact the jaw joints and surrounding muscles. A number of factors contribute to the onset of TMJ, with teeth grinding being one of those most common. Teeth grinding and clenching (bruxism) not only places strain on the jaw joints, the harmful habit wears down chewing surfaces of the teeth, creating an unevenness in how the upper and lower teeth fit together. These biting discrepancies can also cause TMJ pain and discomfort, thus perpetuating joint problems. Patients engaging in bruxism often experience this cyclical pattern, and may benefit from a simple occlusal adjustment to correct uneven chewing surfaces.

Find Relief With Effective TMJ Solutions

Dr. Javid and Dr. Nadi offer much needed relief from painful TMJ symptoms with treatment backed by years of experience and advanced training. Both experts stay abreast of current TMJ solutions and oral health improvement through professional associations such as the American Dental Association and American Academy of General Dentistry. While every case is unique, our expert team recommends and provides successful therapies such as:

  • Nightguard therapy
  • Occlusal adjustment
  • BOTOX®
  • Moist heat applications
  • Cold compresses
  • Jaw, neck and shoulder stretches and exercises
  • Anti-inflammatory medications

Know the Signs and Symptoms of TMJ Problems

  • Jaw pain or stiffness
  • Facial pain or discomfort
  • Chronic headaches
  • Jaw locking
  • Popping, grating or clicking noises
  • Toothaches
  • Neck, shoulder or upper back pain
  • Earaches or tinnitus
  • Flattened or uneven edges of the teeth
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