AZ Dental offers TMJ treatments to help correct jaw alignment and related problems, alleviating your discomfort and correcting your TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder. To learn more about TMJ treatments in San Jose, California, and to make your appointment with Drs. Navdeep Aulakh, Parin Patel, Kevin Hashemi, Heidi Lee, Nipa Shetha, or Victoria Furman, please contact our practice at 408-437-1111.
TMJ disorders can be debilitating, and can greatly interfere with your day-to-day lifestyle. Symptoms of this oral dysfunction may worsen with time, or during periods of prolonged or unexpected stress. TMJ disorders are characterized by the following symptoms:
- Severe headaches and/or migraines
- Jaw pain
- Grinding teeth
- Intermittent ringing in the ears
- Neck and back pain
- Bad bites (malocclusion)
A TMJ disorder can be caused by one or several factors in combination. Malocclusion is the most common cause of TMJ disorders, followed by traumatic injury. Our experienced dentists offer a number of TMJ treatments, including oral surgery, and will work with you to determine if you have a TMJ disorder, and the best treatment to relief your pain and discomfort and treat the problem. Some of the treatments we may recommend include:
- Custom night guards
- A bite relationship analysis
- Relaxation techniques
- Muscle relaxants
- Realignment, or changing the shape of the teeth to get rid of malocclusion
For more information about TMJ disorders and treatments, and to schedule a consultation with our dentists, please contact our office.