TMJ Treatment In Costa Mesa

TMJ Costa Mesa

Reduce Your Jaw Pain

Pain in the jaw and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a fairly common problem and can drastically reduce a person’s quality of life. In addition to causing chronic pain, problems with TMJ can make it difficult to speak and eat. This is because the temporomandibular joint allows the mouth to open and close, so problems with the joint can make normal jaw movements uncomfortable. Thankfully, if you live in Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, or a surrounding area, our dentists can identify and treat TMJ problems in a straightforward and effective manner.

 

Symptoms of TMJ Problems

TJM problems can have a variety of symptoms, depending on the cause and the severity. Common symptoms of TMJ issues include:

    • Popping and clicking in the joint
    • Difficulty opening the jaw
    • Scraping sound during jaw movement
    • Locked jaw

If minor TMJ symptoms are not addressed promptly, they could lead to greater discomfort and functionality problems in the future.

Causes of TMJ Discomfort

There are several different factors that can lead to TMJ discomfort, but one of the most common causes of the condition is teeth grinding. It is a good idea to have the teeth checked regularly by a dental professional so that signs of teeth grinding can be addressed before they lead to problems with the temporomandibular joint.

Although more rare, diseases that affect the bone such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis can also cause problems with TMJ.

Treatment Options

Prior to determining the right treatment option for each TMJ case, one of our dental professionals will perform a thorough examination of the jaw. This examination may include visual and manual inspection of the jaw joint. In some cases, X-ray images may be required in order to pinpoint the cause of TMJ issues. Once the cause and severity of the issue are determined, a variety of treatment options may be recommended, including: cold compresses, over-the-counter pain relievers, and jaw exercises.

Reduce Your Pain Today

You should never have to suffer with the discomfort of TMJ pain. Whether your symptoms are mild or severe, contact Newport Detal Group and schedule a TMJ consultation today.

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