Do You Have TMJ Disorder?

For those with TMJ disorder, discomfort and frustration are an expected part of daily life. Whether you’re simply talking, eating, or not even moving at all, recurrent pain can compromise your ability to function and makes it crucial to find a solution.

Luckily, you don’t have to battle TMJ disorder anymore, with state of the art treatment options Dr. Elliot Nayssan, a premier dentist in Century City will help bring your health back to normal.

What is TMJ Disorder?

Temporomandibular joint and muscle disorder (TMJ) occurs as a result of problems with the jaw joint and surrounding facial muscles that control chewing and moving the jaw. It affects the hinge connecting the jaw to the temporal bone of the skull. Through the flexibility of this joint, you’re able to talk, eat, yawn, and perform other tasks, smoothly.

This joint is located just in front of the ear and pain associated with TMJ syndrome may involve face, eye, forehead, ear or neck which can produce migraines, earaches, pressure, pain, and other discomforts. Some signs and symptoms include pain in the jaw, especially the area of the joint. Popping or clicking of the jaw, blurred vision, tight or sore neck muscles, shoulder pain and locking or dislocation of the jaw after widely yawning.

Common Treatments for TMJ Disorder

While surgery or other therapies are available for those suffering from TMJ disorder, extreme solutions like this can often make matters worse. By deciding to go to your dentist, you can access corrective treatments that improve your pain through milder tactics including:

Night Guards – Often, those suffering from TMJ disorder severely clench or grind their teeth during sleep. With an occlusal guard, you can remove this pressure and even correct any alignment issues that you might have as.
Corrective Dental Treatments – If you’re missing teeth, getting crowns or bridges can help to balance the biting surfaces of your teeth and remove the pressure you place on your jaw. Of course, you might also need braces to improve alignment and provide similar relief.
Home Remedies – Home remedies such as placing ice or cold packs on the joint area, eating soft foods and avoid chewing gum, gentle stretching of the jaw and neck muscles via the recommendation of your dentist and most important reduction of stress and increase in relaxation will definitely help ease the pain.

If you currently are experiencing pain and symptoms described above contact Dr. Nayssan as soon as possible so we can implement a solution plan and rectify the problem.

For more information or to schedule an appointment please visit or contact us at 310.557.1704.

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