Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome or disorder is a chronic or acute inflammation of the joint which connects the lower jaw to the skull. Because soft tissues and joints are highly sensitive to physical, psychological, and emotional stress, things such as injuries, aging, and poor bites can trigger TMJ pain.
Working on a computer or being in a state of continuous poor posture can create scar tissues which instigate TMJ inflammation. As the neck consists of numerous muscles and tissues that may experience pain due to strain, scar tissues can also develop from motor collisions or sports activities. TMJ disorders can result in debilitating head and neck pains.
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TMJ therapy can help with neck pains, headaches, reeling sensations, or back pains. Contact Ladera Family Dentists if you experience any symptoms. Our Ladera Ranch dentists are experts in TMJ head and neck pain relief with countless years of experience treating patients in Ladera Ranch and throughout Orange County, CA.
TMJ disorder symptoms include:
Dr. Marzvaan gained her knowledge of TMJ problems, symptoms, and treatments at the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies. Patients come from all over Orange County to see her for TMJ consultation and treatments. TMJ treatments include Botox injections, night guards, or a full mouth reconstruction.
Botox injections not only reduce wrinkles to enhance beauty, but can be used for TMJ treatment. Injections of Botox will relax muscles controlling the jaw to relieve TMJ pain and prevent the stress that teeth clenching and grinding can pose on your mouth. The effect of Botox injections as a result of jaw muscle relaxation and pain management last about four months. Numerous visits are necessary for continuity of muscle relaxation, and frequency of visits may reduce within time. Night guards can be used to minimize dental damage as a result of teeth clenching or grinding. It is a temporary solution to relieve the pressure and pain generated from TMJ disorders.
A permanent solution for TMJ head and neck pain relief is a full mouth reconstruction. This helps to restore the teeth, gums, and jaw to a healthy state. In some cases, this procedure is necessary as teeth may have been lost or misaligned, producing painful jaw problems.
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