6200 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
Call now: (323) 336-8478

Symptoms Of Tmj Disorder? Here’s What You Should Do

If you’ve ever felt clicking or popping in your jaw, you might have considered it more of an annoyance than something to see a doctor about. However, these subtle symptoms could be a sign of an underlying disorder in your temporomandibular joint, also known as TMJD. This joint is responsible for facilitating movement in the jaw and speaking. When the joint or cartilage inside of it is damaged or moved outside of its proper alignment, the symptoms can become very uncomfortable and painful. They might include:

  • A clicking or popping sound when opening and closing the mouth
  • The grating of the jaw when opening or closing it
  • Pain in either or both of the temporomandibular joints
  • Pain in the jaw
  • Pain that radiates around the ear or into the face
  • Difficulty chewing
  • A jaw that locks in place

If you have any of these symptoms, it is possible that you could be suffering from TMJ Disorder. So what should you do about it?

GET A PROPER DIAGNOSIS

Anytime you are in persistent pain or notice changes to your body that you are concerned about, you should see a health care professional. When it comes to TMJ Disorder, getting a diagnosis means visiting our office (LA dentist) is the first step in the treatment of temporomandibular joint disorders.

Our dental team will conduct a physical exam to evaluate your jaw’s range of motion and listen to the sounds your jaw makes when opening and closing. You will also be checked for tender areas around the jaw. In some cases, diagnostic imaging, such as dental x-rays, may be necessary to confirm a diagnosis and rule out any other conditions that could be contributing to your discomfort. Based on the results of your exam, we will determine if TMJ Disorder is present, and the course of treatment to alleviate your symptoms.

 

GET TREATMENT

Treatment for TMJ Disorder can vary from lifestyle changes to surgical intervention. The goal is to treat this condition in the most conservative, yet effective way possible. Each person’s treatment is personalized to fit their individual needs based on the severity of their symptoms and their cause.  A typical prescription for TMJ Disorder treatment could include:

  • The use of oral devices (splints) to prevent nighttime clenching and grinding
  • The replacement of missing teeth that are contributing to jaw imbalance
  • Corrective treatments for a misaligned bite
  • Medications to help relieve muscle tension and reduce inflammation and swelling
  • Corrective jaw exercises

Surgery

If you think you might be suffering from the temporomandibular joint disorder, don’t wait to get the help you need. TMJ Disorder symptoms can worsen over time, making them more difficult to treat. Contact our team to schedule an appointment with an LA TMJ dentist and begin the path to a pain-free lifestyle.

 

Disclaimer: Every patient’s case is different, and needs to be properly diagnosed and treated by a healthcare professional. Please see your healthcare professional or contact us for an appointment.

Contact Us
You may also like TMJ

Leading los angeles dentist explains the jaw-dropping facts about tmj

If your jaw is sore when you chew you may have the temporomandibular joint...

Close-up of a woman having toothache isolated on white background

4 Questions People With Tmj Have About Treatment

WILL MY TMJ PROBLEMS GO AWAY ON THEIR OWN? Millions of American adults suffer...

Close-up Of Male Doctor Pointing At Teeth X-ray

Different services offered by a TMJ specialist

TMJ treatment is a very important part of dental treatment. Once you get a...

Young Woman Holding the Side of Her Face in Pain

What to consider when visiting a TMJ dentist?

Most people who have a TMJ disorder don’t usually know that they have a...

smile

Tmj Specialist Los Angeles

The temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, is the joint that connects the lower jaw to...

dentistry explains a dental x-ray

TMJ specialists

TMJ specialists Los Angeles treat temporomandibular joint disorders that affect the normal functioning of...

TMJ Center

Tmj Pain Relief Los Angeles

TMJ disorders affect the temporomandibular joint of the jaw. They can be extremely painful...

Young Woman Holding the Side of Her Face in Pain

All you need to know about TMD:

Some health disorder symptoms are very confusing. Symptoms which are common to different ailments...

TMJ Center

Tmj Dentist Los Angeles

TMJ disorders affect the temporomandibular joint of the jaw. It can create widespread symptoms...

Doctor examining her patients neck in medical office

Different types of TMJ treatment

A TMJ disorder can cause a lot of pain and discomfort if untreated. Most...

tmj

Signs and Symptoms of TMJ Disorders

TMJ Los Angeles Wilshire Smile Group is a center of excellence when it comes...

woman with pain in her gums holding finger to mouth

Causes of TMJ disorders

TMJ Los Angeles Temporomandibular joints improved known as TMJ, are the joints that connect...

tmj

Tmj Doctor Los Angeles

The design of the jaw allows it to slide and hinge to make the...

jaw-pain

Tmj Treatment in Los Angeles

TMJ disorders can be painful and can interfere with your daily activities. They affect...

tmj

Who should seek TMJ Treatment?

TMJ Specialist Los Angeles Temporomandibular joint disorders, also known as TMJD, are complications affecting...

Doctor examining her patients neck in medical office

Symptoms of TMJ Disorders

TMJ Treatment Los Angeles The temporomandibular joint also referred to as the joint joining...

TMJ Center

Tmj Disorder Treatment Los Angeles

The Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) acts as a sliding hinge, connecting your jawbone to your...

jaw-pain

Symptoms Of Tmj Disorder? Here’s What You Should Do

If you’ve ever felt clicking or popping in your jaw, you might have considered...

Young Woman Holding the Side of Her Face in Pain

Tmj Symptoms

Temporomandibular joint disorders, or TMJ disorders, can affect the jaw, the joint and the...

tmj

TMJ disorder in One Day Los Angeles

Dental technology is rapidly advancing; it is not a secret. Today, people can go...

ct scanner

Tmj treatment options Los Angeles

TMJ disorders can affect not only your jaw joint but also your head, neck,...

© Copyright 2002-2019 TMJ Center of Los Angeles. All rights reserved. | Sitemap | Digital by DR.SEO

Call Now Button