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Professional Treatment For TMJ Disorders

Most of us tend to overlook the function and purpose of the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ. This essential hinge can create many problems in our ability to properly speak, chew, if it becomes injured or infected. When even the simplest tasks of opening and closing your mouth become difficult, or you are experiencing discomforts such as muscle pain or headaches, chances are you may have a disorder of the temporomandibular joint, also known as TMD.

At San Gabriel Valley Family Dental Group, our team of experienced dental care professionals can treat the pain and discomfort that is often associated with TMD. We understand the frustration of jaw discomfort that extends to the head, upper back, and shoulders. Our team provides personalized treatment for the inflammation and muscular strain related to compromised jaw movement through oral appliance therapy.

How Do I know If I Have TMD?

TMJ- related issues can produce a wide range of symptoms, which can differ for each patient. The following are the most common:

  • Restricted jaw movement and function
  • Continual pain in neck, back, or shoulders
  • Chronic headaches
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Clicking sounds when opening and closing the mouth
  • Jaw pain when chewing, speaking, or yawning

Your TMD Treatment at San Gabriel Valley Family Dental Group

Though TMD can often be uncomfortable, its symptoms are typically temporary. Our team recommends treatments designed to alleviate these symptoms without changing or altering the underlying jaw anatomy. Once we have diagnosed your specific TMD case, we will work closely with you to create a treatment plan that is as unique as your smile. Your treatment may include:

  • BOTOX® Alternative TMJ Therapy
  • TMJ Splints
  • Occlusal or Bite Correction
  • Mouth Guards

Contact Us to Schedule Your Initial TMD Consultation!

If you are suffering from painful symptoms caused by TMD, our dedicated team can help. Let us ease your painful TMJ symptoms and help protect your oral health. Call San Gabriel Valley Family Dental Group today! 

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