TMJ Treatment Montclair, CA

TMJ Treatment An Overview

TMJ treatment Montclair ca TMJ is a condition that affects the health and function of the temporomandibular joint (jaw joint). Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) can cause stress to the jaw joint causing an imbalance or misalignment in the bite. If TMJ is left untreated, patients may continue to experience uncomfortable and sometimes painful symptoms that may be affecting their quality of life. TMJ is a complex dental concern that should be handled with care and experience.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms associated with TMD, contact our Montclair Plaza dental office.

Common Symptoms of TMJ:

  • Frequent headaches (especially in the morning)
  • Earache
  • Popping or clicking in the jaw
  • Difficulty or pain when chewing
  • Jaw pain or discomfort
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Numbness or tingling in the hands, face, or neck
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Bruxism (teeth grinding)
  • Face, neck, shoulder, and upper back pain

TMJ symptoms can worsen over time. Finding the appropriate treatment can bring forth some much-needed relief. The goal is to create a personalized solution to eliminate painful symptoms, correct any damage and prevent further dental issues associated with TMJ.

TMJ Treatment What to Expect

We offer a full range of TMJ treatments in our Montclair Plaza dental facility.

Treating TMJ will depend on the underlying cause for TMD. Although there is no one specific course of treatment for TMD, your Montclair Plaza dentist will perform a detailed bite analysis and oral health examination to determine the best course of treatment.

Treatment Options For TMJ:

  • Restorative dentistry: We may recommend one or more restorative dentistry treatment to correct any tooth damage and prevent further damage.
  • Custom Designed Mouthguard: A  custom-made oral appliance that is can gently reposition the jaw into proper alignment and prevent further teeth grinding.
  • Orthodontics: Orthodontic treatment can be an effective solution for realigning the bite and restoring oral the smile.

Invisible braces,  restorative dentistry, or an oral sleep appliance may help address any underlying causes of TMJ. Dr. Srikureja will work with you to create a personalized solution to restore health, function, and comfort to your teeth.