TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorders) occurs when jaw joint and muscle disorders affect jaw movement and can be uncomfortable and painful.
Sometimes TMJ symptoms will go away but if you have persistent pain, a trip to the dentist can help. The Super Dentists are TMJ specialist in San Diego helping patients who experience symptoms such as:
- Pain in the chewing muscles and/or jaw joint
- Jaw muscle stiffness
- Limited movement or locking of the jaw
- Painful clicking, popping or grating in the jaw joint when opening or closing the mouth
- A change in the way the upper and lower teeth fit together
There can be many issues causing TMJ symptoms including arthritis, an irregular bite, stress, frequent grinding, dislocation or an injury to the jaw, head or neck. The Super Dentists can evaluate your TMJ symptoms and create a TMJ treatment plan to alleviate your discomfort. TMJ treatment can include taking pain relievers, wearing a bite guard, going to physical therapy or, if noninvasive methods don’t work, surgery is an option. As TMJ specialist in San Diego, The Super Dentists can help provide relief and prevent serious damage.