TMJ Disorders & Your Quality Of Life

The temporomandibular joint, commonly referred to as TMJ, is a vital joint that connects your lower jaw to your skull. When this joint becomes compromised due to stress, injury or misalignment, it can lead to a condition known as TMJ disorder, or TMD. Several factors contribute to the development of TMJ disorder, including stress, bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching), arthritis affecting the TMJ or trauma to the head, neck or jaw. TMJ disorders can have a significant impact on your quality of life and ability to perform everyday activities such as eating, speaking, yawning and even smiling.

Common Signs of TMJ Disorders

  • Grinding, clicking or popping sounds when opening and closing the mouth
  • Difficulty in fully opening the mouth for speaking, yawning or chewing
  • A sensation of a locked or stuck jaw
  • Pain during chewing and biting
  • Discomfort radiating to the neck, shoulders or ears
  • Frequent headaches

TMJ Treatments

There are a number of treatment options which our dentist may recommend for managing your TMJ disorder and alleviating your discomfort. The type of treatment you receive will depend on the cause and severity of your TMJ disorder. Common TMJ treatments include:

  • Jaw and facial relaxation exercises
  • Lifestyle adjustments to reduce triggers
  • Restorative dental procedures
  • Customized mouth guards or night guards
  • Surgical interventions for severe cases

Schedule An Appointment

For more information about TMJ treatment in Beverly Hills, California, and to schedule a consultation with Dr. Daniel Charlton, call Beverly Hills Dental Arts Studio today at 310-274-7005. Relief from TMJ disorder is within your grasp, and our dedicated team is here to guide you on the path to recovery.

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