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.
End the jaw pain with a biomimetic dentist
Biomimetic dentist Dr. Sanda of the Beverly Hills Dental Health and Wellness provides TMJ treatments that are toxic and metal-free. This includes customized BPA-free night guards and even low-level laser therapies to reduce pain and improve healing.
I am Dr. Sanda at Beverly Hills Dental Health and Wellness. And I want to talk to you today about TMJ. If you suffer from migraine headaches, pain right next to your ear, this is where your TMJ is, if you wake up in the morning and you feel soreness in your jaw, if you have popping and clicking when you open your mouth, those are all signs that you might be suffering from TMD or temporomandibular disorder. Our program is completely different because we are a biological dental office, and we work with a chiropractor. Many people go to a dental office and they simply get a nightguard and what I often hear from our patients is that, it doesn’t feel good. I wake up in the morning and I feel worse with a nightguard. Well, the reason is, because we first need to adjust and address the head and the neck. That’s where our chiropractor comes in. If we place a nightguard in and the head and the neck are not adjusted or balanced, then you will feel worse. So your first appointment here usually includes a 3D imaging of your joint, to determine if you have perhaps, arthritis, if your joint is damaged. And then you will be seeing our chiropractor to give you that perfect alignment before we give you our BPA Free night guard. We also have energetic therapies such as low level laser to decrease the pain and help with the healing. Also, microcurrent devices that you can actually take home and treat yourself regularly to help regenerate the TMJ. If you think you might be suffering from TMD, please give us a call at Beverly Hills Dental Health and Wellness. We can help you.
Effective TMJ treatment is available in Beverly Hills, CA. It begins with a call to (310) 692-7855.
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