TMJ Treatment / Teeth Grinding | Ira J. Moin, DDS
TMJ Treatment / Teeth Grinding
Are you experiencing signs of a TMJ-related problem? Our Encino, CA dental team can help you. We offer TMJ and bruxism treatment for anyone who is experiencing pain or discomfort due to a TMJ-related issue. Below you will find information on TMD, bruxism, and how we can help.
What Is TMJ (TMD)?
TMD, temporomandibular joint dysfunction, is characterized by pain and discomfort associated with the TMJ (jaw joint). This pain or discomfort is typically derived from stress to or injury of the TMJ and can manifest in a variety of ways. Common symptoms of TMD include headaches, migraines, jaw pain, neck pain, earaches, sinus problems, and more.
TMD can dramatically decrease your quality of life. If left untreated, the pain and discomfort can become debilitating, depending on the severity of the injury or stress to the joint. While we can perform X-rays and other examinations to determine what is wrong with your jaw joint, we often cannot tell where the problem originated and how the jaw became stressed or damaged. However, we can treat the pain, take pressure off the joint, and allow the TMJ to heal.
What Is Bruxism?
Bruxism is a common factor in jaw joint discomfort and other problems. Bruxism is the unconscious grinding or clenching of the teeth during periods of time when the mind is preoccupied — such as during work or sleep. This grinding and clenching can cause TMJ-related pain such as headaches and jaw pain as well as damage to your teeth. If you think you may be suffering from bruxism, please contact our office. The sooner we diagnose and treat the problem, the sooner you will be able to live comfortably and save your teeth from damage.
Migraine And Headache Solutions
We know that TMJ pain and the side effects of bruxism can be uncomfortable. Our team offers a variety of solutions to help alleviate your discomfort and eliminate pain. We treat TMJ issues and bruxism with mouthguards. These mouthguards are designed to temporarily reposition the lower jaw in order to reduce stress on the joint and guard the teeth from further damage. We also employ various medications and teeth adjustment techniques if needed. In some severe cases of bruxism, we may even recommend a full-mouth reconstruction procedure to solve the problem. If you are in pain due to TMJ-related issues, please do not hesitate to call our office and ask for help.
Make An Appointment
If you are experiencing symptoms that may indicate TMJ-related problems or bruxism, please contact our office immediately. The sooner you call, the sooner we can help alleviate your discomfort and eliminate your pain. We can even restore teeth that have been damaged due to grinding or clenching. You can reach us by calling 818-783-1515. You can also send us a message using our online form. Just fill it out, click submit, and a member of our team will respond as soon as possible. We will be happy to help you set up a date and time that works best for you.