TMJ Treatment

Relief From TMJ Pain Begins Here

TMJ pain and discomfort are problematic for many individuals, interfering with oral and general health and hampering quality of life. If this describes you, getting the right type of treatment from an experienced professional is crucial to preserving the health of your teeth and jaw joints. With effective, expert TMJ care from Dr. Kayvon Javid, Dr. Mariam Nadi and Dr. Teresa Tran, you can overcome TMJ problems and get back to enjoying favorite foods, yawning without discomfort and living a comfort, pain-free existence each and every day.

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More than 10 million Americans are affected by TMJ issues

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

The Problem With Teeth Grinding

A common occurrence among TMJ sufferers, bruxism (habitual teeth grinding and clenching) places undue stress on the jaw joints and supporting muscles, contributing to painful symptoms and headaches. Bruxism also wears down tooth structure and leads to uneven surfaces that further elicit TMJ problems. To correct these chewing surface discrepancies, our experts perform a simple, painless procedure known as an occlusal adjustment.

This creates balance between upper and lower teeth, alleviating related jaw joint stress. Learn more about TMJ dysfunction and how to improve your own symptoms by scheduling a visit with Dr. Javid or Dr. Tran.

Successful Treatments Alleviate TMJ Pain

Dr. Javid and Dr. Tran are experts at providing successful TMJ treatments. Both received extensive training and have amassed considerable experience in TMJ therapy, and Dr. Javid’s professional association with the American Academy of Facial Esthetics keeps him ahead of the curve with innovative injectable TMJ therapies like BOTOX®. If you suffer from TMJ disorders, one or more of the following may be recommended for relief:

  • Occlusal therapy (wearing of a nightguard)
  • BOTOX® injections
  • Occlusal adjustment
  • Warm and cold compresses
  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Jaw and neck stretches and exercises
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TMJ Problems and Jaw Joint Health

Disorders involving the bilateral jaw joints are often referred to as “TMJ.” Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) are a collection of problems occurring within the jaw joint or surrounding muscle tissue. Whether a result of overuse, bite discrepancies, arthritis or other factors, TMJ problems can range from mild to extremely debilitating, and may include:

  • Jaw pain or tenderness
  • Facial pain or discomfort
  • Trouble opening the mouth widely
  • Jaw locking in position
  • Popping, grating or clicking noises
  • Toothaches
  • Ear pain or tinnitus
  • Chronic or episodic headaches
  • Neck, shoulder or upper back pain
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