Chronic or episodic pain and other symptoms surrounding your jaw joints can affect your life in ways that leave you searching for much needed relief. Ranging from mild to severe, Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD) negatively impact quality of life, perhaps even causing you to miss out on the things you love. Find the freedom you need from TMD pain and discomfort with treatment solutions from the Center for Prosthodontics & Implant Dentistry of Laguna Hills.
TMD involves dysfunction of one or both of the jaw joints, surrounding muscles and other supporting tissues. Symptoms of this often debilitating condition include:
A number of habits or factors may lead to TMD, however one of the most common among individuals is teeth grinding (bruxism). The force behind bruxing places undue stress on the jaw joints and muscles, causing dysfunction around the joint itself. Teeth grinding is often a result of:
Teeth grinding wears down the enamel layer, resulting in an unevenness in chewing surfaces when the upper and lower arches come together. Both TMD discomfort and chewing surface discrepancies can be effectively eliminated with an occlusal adjustment, a simple procedure reducing the height of the tooth surface in certain areas until an even fit is achieved.
Enduring TMD pain and discomfort is no way to live. Experience the relief and freedom from chronic jaw pain and headaches with gentle, effective treatment from the Center for Prosthodontics & Implant Dentistry of Laguna Hills. To schedule your visit as soon as possible, contact our friendly team today.Patient Testimonials Request Appointment