TMJ disorder is commonly a result of grinding or clenching your teeth, especially at night, although it can also be caused by other issues. If you suffer from TMJ dysfunction in Burbank, Dr. Bostani’s Advanced Dental can help. Our treatments will target the causes of your discomfort and allow you to get back to a life without pain.
Contact our office at (818) 975-3572 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Payam Bostani and to learn more about our TMJ treatments!
What is TMJ?
TMJ stands for the temporomandibular joint, or the joint that connects the lower jaw to the rest of the head. The term “TMJ” is often used to refer to TMJ disorder, also called TMD, which occurs when the jaw joint becomes stressed, injured, or misaligned.
TMJ disorder may result due to several different factors, such as stress, bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching), arthritis in the TMJ, or trauma and injury to the head, neck, or jaw.
You may suffer from TMD if you experience frequent jaw pain or facial pain.
TMJ disorders may also cause:
- Grinding, clicking, or popping sounds in the jaw when you open and close your mouth
- Inability to open your mouth wide to speak, yawn, or chew
- A locked or stuck jaw
- Pain when chewing and biting
- Pain in the neck, shoulders, or ears
- Frequent headaches
Get Experienced TMJ Treatment in Burbank
Our skilled dentist can help you determine the cause of your TMJ disorder and discuss the appropriate treatment options.
Treatment for the TMJ will depend on the cause and severity of your TMJ disorder. TMD treatment may include jaw and facial relaxation exercises, lifestyle changes, restorative dental treatments, a mouth guard or night guard, or jaw surgery.
To learn more about TMJ treatment and to schedule your consultation with our dentist, contact us today.