How many people have TMJ? All of them! Temporomandibular joints connect your lower jaw to your skull. How many people have TMJ disorders? An estimated ten million Americans. Many have had TMJ symptoms misdiagnosed or masked with potent drugs. The team at Dental Health and Wellness Beverly Hills offers accurate analysis and safe TMJ treatment alternatives for patients in the Beverly Hills, CA area seeking a TMJ cure.
Understanding the condition
Temporomandibular joints are a complex arrangement of bone, muscles, ligaments, nerves, blood supply, and an articular disc made of fibrous membranes. When the bite is in balance, TMJs allow smooth articulation – the jaw comfortably moves up and down, side to side, and slides forward. When any element is out of harmony, ripples can be felt throughout the body:
- Pain or fatigue in the jaw, face, ears, neck, or shoulders.
- Facial swelling.
- Reduced jaw mobility.
- Jaw sticks open or closed.
- Clicks, pops, and grating sounds.
- Problems chewing as upper and lower arches don’t align properly.
- Headaches and migraines.
A TMJ dentist who treats the cause not symptoms
Our dentists strive to get to the root of the problem, rather than cloaking symptoms with pain medications. We start by helping you identify potential external causes. Stress is a big one, and we may recommend stress management techniques to help your jaw relax. Then we thoroughly evaluate your bite. Bringing it into balance may be as simple as replacing or adjusting old, worn, or ill-fitting restorations.
In many cases, a mouth guard for TMJ brings significant relief and reduces the risk of dental damage. The rigid acrylic splint is custom-fitted to stay comfortably and snugly in place. It repositions the jaw, alleviating stress on joints. The dentist may make further adjustments to achieve optimal results.
Effective TMJ treatment is available in Beverly Hills, CA. It begins with a call to (310) 692-7855.
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