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The TMJ, short for temporomandibular joint, is made up of bones, nerves, blood vessels and muscles. Everyone has two TMJs, one on each side of the jaw.
What’s TMJ Disorder?
TMJ syndrome is a pain felt within the jaw joint, which may be the result of different medical problems such as wear or tear caused by oral habits and aging or trauma.
How’s TMJ Diagnosed?
The most common symptoms of dysfunction are difficulty in opening and closing the mouth, accompanied by popping or clicking sounds, and more.
How’s TMJ Treated?
The primary solution that helps many cases of TMJ Disorder is an oral appliance known as an orthotic splint, to be worn during the day or when you sleep.
Do the muscles in your face feel tired? Does your jaw feel sore when chewing?
You may be bothered by a sore jaw that makes popping or clicking sounds when you open and close it or it “locks up.” These are common symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorder, commonly called TMJD or just TMJ.
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Dr. Nariman Saadat, M.D., D.D.S.
Dr. Saadat earned his bachelor’s degree at UCLA, focusing on microbiology, immunology, and molecular genetics. He also completed his dental education at UCLA School of Dentistry as well.
Dr. Ramsey Zein, D.D.S.
Dr. Zein grew up in Manhattan Beach, California and completed his undergraduate studies at California State University, Long Beach. From there, Dr. Zein went on to dental school in San Francisco at the prestigious University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry.
Dr. Namrata Arora, D.D.S.
Dr. Arora is a general dentist specializing in esthetic and restorative procedures, such as Invisalign orthodontic aligners, dental implants, and dental crowns. She graduated dental school in 2011 and the same year became certified in dental esthetics and Oral Rehabilitation at New York University.
The TM joint is located just in front of both your ears and connects your bottom jaw with your teeth, a hinge that allows you to open and close your mouth. Contributing factors to TMJ disorder include missing teeth, teeth not coming together properly when you bite, stress, excessive chewing of gum, sports injury, and grinding teeth (bruxism).
Fortunately, Wilshire Smile Studio is a renowned expert in effective therapies to relieve the pain and stress of TMJ disorder, as well as to help patients prevent this from recurring. Our experienced doctors can diagnose the individual issues and teach relaxation techniques and neuromuscular exercises to move the jaw and related tissues to their correct positions.
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