Relieve Jaw Pain and Enjoy a Comfortable Smile
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a joint that connects the jawbone to your skull. You have one joint on each side of your jaw, and temporomandibular disorder (TMD) causes pain stemming from the jaw joint and muscles that is responsible for controlling jaw movement. It controls essential oral functions such as opening and closing your mouth, chewing food, and even speaking. When patients experience misaligned bites, jaw pain, or general discomfort, the TMJ may be the source of the problem. Another common issue that may arise from TMJ disorder is the habitual grinding of teeth (typically while sleeping). Furthermore, TMJ problems can develop and invite secondary symptoms when not treated promptly, these include ear pain, neck discomfort, headaches, tooth aches, joint lock, and shoulder pain. An additional detriment of TMJ disorder can be sleep-related issues such as snoring and sleep apnea.
Every patient’s causes and reasons for TMJ pain can be different and vary from case to case but the experts at Innovative Smiles can assess and develop the best approach for treatment. Jaw pain can be due to a multitude of factors such as genetics, arthritis, or prior injury to the jaw. Our comprehensive assessment will find the root cause of your jaw dysfunction and discomfort. In some cases, TMJ can be corrected with braces and orthodontic treatments to help properly align the jaw and bite. Dr. Jesmine Boghawala works with TMJ patients to help them relieve jaw pain and discomfort so they can enjoy proper oral function. Our team provides treatment options that diagnose TMJ problems and develop an effective solution.
TMJ Cerritos, Long Beach, and Lakewood
If you are experiencing serious pain in your jaw, please call us today to schedule a consultation. We proudly serve expert dental care to treat TMJ dysfunction to the greater area of Cerritos, Long Beach, and Lakewood! Contact our office to schedule your consultation today (562) 247-3864.