Do you suffer from chronic jaw pain? You may have a TMJ disorder.
The temporomandibular joint connects the jawbone to the skull. Problems can arise when pain is experienced in the jaw joint and the muscles surrounding the temporomandibular joint. TMJ disorders not only affect the jaw area, but can result in other symptoms.
Symptoms of TMJ
Some common signs of TMJ to look out for include:
- Jaw pain
- Facial pain
- Difficulty chewing
- Shoulder pain
- Back pain
- Muscle spasms
- Teeth grinding
If you have noticed that you suffer from severe pain call our office at 714.540.5511. In severe TMJ cases, teeth can become worn or broken, so it is important to receive treatment as soon as possible.
TMJ Treatment Options
Dr. Michael Ayzin and the professional team at Dentistry @ Its Finest treat TMJ disorders in their Costa Mesa, CA office. There are multiple options they offer that help treat TMJ pain and other resulting conditions:
You may be able to treat common mild symptoms of TMJ in the comfort of your own home. Several solutions that can be used to help alleviate pain caused by a TMJ disorder include:
- Eating soft foods
- Sleeping on your side
- Using a heat pad or ice pack on the affected area
- Relaxing your facial muscles
- Doing jaw exercises
However, if you suffer from chronic, severe pain, please contact our office at 714.540.5511. We will work with you to create a custom treatment plan.
Patients with misaligned teeth are more likely than other patients to develop TMJ disorders. Correcting crooked teeth may help create a more balanced bite. Invisalign utilizes clear aligners which gradually straighten teeth. Patients who grind or clench their teeth as a result of TMJ pain should treat their bruxism before considering Invisalign.
Oral appliances work like mouth guards to prevent further wear and tear to teeth. They also take pressure off of the jaw and stop teeth from grinding together. This treatment can be worn at night or during stressful situations to protect teeth and relieve TMJ pain.
Treat TMJ Pain Today
If you find that you suffer from facial pain, call Dentistry @ Its Finest at 714.540.5511. You can also schedule an appointment with Dr. Ayzin online.