Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder affects around 10 million Americans causing pain in their jaw, face, head, and neck. The team at The Diablo Dental Group, located in Danville, California, specializes in the treatment of conditions that can affect not only your teeth and dental concerns, but your overall health and wellness. TMJ can cause a number of problems, including headaches, which hinder you from living your best life. For a consultation about your TMJ pain, call or schedule an appointment online.
Because the TMJ is such a complex joint, problems can cause symptoms well beyond the joint itself. You may have symptoms, such as:
If you have these symptoms, The Diablo Dental Group is able to properly diagnose and create a plan to treat your TMJ disorder.
TMJ disorder is caused by damage, misalignment, or dislocation of the TMJ. This places strain on the surrounding structures, including muscles and nerves, which causes inflammation and pain. TMJ disorder may be caused by:
Determining the underlying cause of your TMJ disorder is an important part of proper treatment.
The Diablo Dental Group helps to identify the underlying cause of your TMJ disorder and initiates a personalized treatment plan to correct the problem. They do this by:
Treatment of your TMJ disorder may be a team effort that includes your primary care physician, psychologist, physical therapist, and oral surgeon. If needed, your dental team can refer you to specialists who can help relieve your pain and improve your quality of life.
For an evaluation of your TMJ disorder symptoms, call or schedule an appointment with The Diablo Dental Group.