WHAT IS TMJ?

TMJ disorder, also known as temporomandibular joint disorder, is a condition that affects the joints and muscles of the jaw. The temporomandibular joint connects the jawbone to the skull, and when there is a problem with this joint, it can cause pain and discomfort in the jaw, face, neck, and even the ears

TMJ disorder can be caused by a number of factors, including teeth grinding or clenching, jaw injury, arthritis, stress, or an improperly aligned bite. 

Symptoms

Symptoms of TMJ disorder can include:

  • Pain or tenderness in the jaw joint or surrounding areas
  • Clicking or popping sounds when opening or closing the mouth
  • Difficulty opening the mouth wide
  • A locking or sticking sensation in the jaw
  • Aching pain in and around the ear
  • Headaches or neck pain
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HOW WE CAN HELP

Here are some ways we can help you with TMJ at Smooth Dental & Orthodontics in Santa Ana:

Bite adjustment: If your TMJ is caused by a misaligned bite, our dentist may recommend adjusting your bite by reshaping the teeth or using dental restorations such as crowns or veneers. This can help to improve your jaw’s alignment and reduce stress on the joint.

Nightguards: If you grind or clench your teeth at night, we may recommend a nightguard. A nightguard is a custom-made appliance that fits over your teeth and prevents them from grinding or clenching against each other. This can help to reduce stress on the jaw joint and alleviate TMJ symptoms.

Orthodontic treatment: If your TMJ is caused by a severe misalignment of the teeth or jaw, we may recommend orthodontic treatment. Orthodontic treatment can help to realign the teeth and jaw, which can reduce stress on the jaw joint and alleviate TMJ symptoms.

Dental restorations: In some cases, TMJ can be caused by damaged or missing teeth. Dental restorations such as fillings, crowns, or bridges can help to restore damaged or missing teeth, which can reduce stress on the jaw joint and alleviate TMJ symptoms.

SUMMARY OF TREATMENT

Overall, dental treatment can help with TMJ by addressing the underlying causes of the disorder and reducing stress on the jaw joint. If you are experiencing TMJ symptoms, contact us today at Smooth Dental & Orthodontics in Santa Ana to see how we can help you!

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Donavan Balan
2022-10-27
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Maryann Patino
2022-10-06
I was referred to this dentist by a friend and was pleasantly impressed by the dentist and all her staff. Everyone was extremely professional and made sure to educate me on my dental work. I had to have deep cleaning and 1 tooth extracted. The dental staff kept me informed as to what to expect from each procedure and educated me on the proper care after each procedure. The dentist even called me at home after the procedures to see how I was feeling. !!! Another important feature was all the preventative education I was provided. I would definitely refer anyone to this dentist!!feature
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2022-10-04
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2022-09-26
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2022-09-02
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2022-08-31
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2022-08-31
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2022-08-27
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2022-08-05
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