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.

Taking Advantage of General Dentistry Services

Regular visits to your dentist are an important factor to maintaining proper overall health. A visit to your dentist in Century City should not occur once you are experiencing pain or other concerns, but should take place regularly. When it comes to maintaining proper oral hygiene, prevention is key. By scheduling bi-annual appointments with Dr. Elliot Nayssan and his friendly staff at Century City Dental Group, you can avoid the expense and pain of many dental problems before they become more severe.

At Century City Dental Group we offer a wide range of options for patients of all ages. We always advise all of our clients to schedule regular checkups to help avoid problems such as cavities as early as possible. Thanks to our extensive knowledge, our team is equipped with the latest technology that allows us to deliver high quality results. When it comes to treating a cavity, although metal fillings were common in the past, we are now able to provide tooth colored fillings that do not detract from the natural look of your teeth.

But our services don’t stop there. It is our goal to provide you with a full spectrum of dental services. During your initial evaluation, we will perform necessary X-rays as well as a complete examination of teeth, intra-oral soft tissues, and temporomandibular joints. Our goal is to provide a treatment plan that is customized to your specific needs, including any potential areas of concern.

We also perform restorative procedures at Century City Dental. These procedures are designed to repair the effects of trauma, disease, or defects as well as the effects of tooth decay.

Regular checkups and dental maintenance are vital to your overall health. To schedule a free consultation please visit or contact us at 310.557.1704

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