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Different types of TMJ treatment

A TMJ disorder can cause a lot of pain and discomfort if untreated. Most of the time, a TMJ disorder is caused by an injury to the face, specifically the jaws. The temporomandibular joint is located at the front of the ear and helps the jaw move. Once the temporomandibular joint is injured, it begins causing problems with opening and closing of the jaw. If you feel that your temporomandibular joint has a problem, you should ensure that you get immediate TMJ treatment Los Angeles in order to reduce pain and increase the functioning of the jaw. For the best TMJ treatment in the city, you can visit the TMJ Centre of Los Angeles. They have proficient dental professionals who can cater to any of your dental needs.

Causes of a TMJ disorder

Although most cases of a TMJ disorder are caused by injury to the face, a TMJ disorder may be caused by other issues. For people who grind their teeth a lot, they may be prone to a temporomandibular joint disorder. Putting excess pressure on your jaws can make the TMJ to become weak and easily damaged. Teeth grinding can be reduced using dental appliances that help support the jaw and reduce the pressure exerted. A TMJ disorder can also be caused by arthritis. Since arthritis can affect bones in different parts of the body, your TMJ disorder may be due to a specific form of arthritis. At TMJ Centre of Los Angeles, the dentist will provide you with a diagnosis of your condition with the cause of the TMJ disorder.

Open joint surgery

This type of TMJ treatment Los Angeles is usually done for cases where the dentist is not sure of the cause of the condition. During treatment, the dentist will first provide anesthetic medication to reduce pain and discomfort during the procedure. Once the sedative medication kicks in, the dentist cuts open the area where the joint is located to observe the cause of the disorder. If the dentist finds any collected abscess, he will use special dental equipment to remove the abscess and clean the area. Where necessary, the dentist may recommend the use of a dental appliance to improve the efficiency of the TMJ disorder. Open joint surgery is quite risky and should be performed by experienced oral surgeons.

Wearing a headgear

Getting a headgear for your aching TMJ is also an effective type of TMJ treatment in Los Angeles. Headgear can be recommended for situations where surgery is not a viable option. For treatment using a headgear, the dentist will schedule regular dental sessions to assess the efficiency of the headgear.

Jaw repair and restructuring

For TMJ treatment Los Angeles, you can visit an orthodontist for jaw repair and restructuring. Jaw restructuring is usually recommended for people whose cause of the TMJ disorder is their jaw alignment. Once the jaw is repaired, the TMJ disorder goes away, and you can get back to regular day to day activities. Visit the TMJ Centre of Los Angeles today to get the best TMJ treatment in the city.

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