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TMJ / TMD

GET RELIEF FROM JAW PAIN
If you have been experiencing jaw pain and discomfort, you could be suffering from temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ/TMD). This condition can cause quite a bit of pain and interfere with your day-to-day life, but with proper treatment from our dentists, you can restore the health of your jaw and eliminate the discomfort of TMJ/TMD. 

Without proper intervention, a TMJ disorder can drastically affect your day-to-day life. The joint can wear down over time, causing persistent discomfort or pain. So, be proactive–schedule an appointment to discuss TMJ treatment options with our caring dentists. Call 510-886-3888 to get started now!
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TREATMENT
There are a few different ways that dentists can help with TMJ/TMD. If your issue is being caused by a poor bite position, orthodontic treatment like clear aligners or braces may be recommended to correct the position of your teeth and jaw. TMJ/TMD caused by teeth grinding may be addressed using a nightguard to prevent direct, tooth-to-tooth contact.

Another commonly-used treatment is called “oral appliance therapy.” Oral appliances for TMJ/TMD look somewhat like a nightguard or athletic mouthguard. They are designed to shift the position of the jaw and take pressure and stress off of the temporomandibular joint. This encourages proper healing of the joint and helps provide you with relief from the pain and discomfort of TMJ/TMD.

The proper treatment for TMJ/TMD varies based on your condition and its suspected cause. If you are suffering from this disorder, it is important to see a qualified and experienced dentist right away. Contact us now to schedule an appointment.
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