If you are living with complications caused by TMJ, the team at Westside Dentistry is here for you. Temporomandibular joint disorder (or TMJ) is a term that describes pain or discomfort surrounding the joint and muscles in the jaw. It can be brought on by a physical injury or could occur from having misaligned teeth or an off bite. If left untreated, chronic symptoms can have a negative effect on one’s quality of life.
TMJ can cause:
- severe headaches
- neck pain
- ringing in the ears
- clicking in the jaw
- numbness or loss of sensation
- trouble sleeping
- difficulty or pain while chewing
If you have TMJ, you don’t have to suffer helplessly with chronic pain. We offer treatment options that address the root issue, rather than simply masking the problem with pain medication. We know dental work can be daunting, so we do everything possible to make your experience easy and efficient.
Here’s how the process works:
a relaxed jaw.
Get just what you need and understand all your options.
At Westside Dentistry, our family dentist and our entire team take care of our patients with compassion and understanding — the same way we want to be treated. That means our highly skilled professionals take time to educate each patient and address any concerns with patience, understanding, and a guarantee we'll never recommend anything that's not actually needed.