TMJ & TMD Treatment in Palo Alto
A Painful or Clicking Jaw Could Be Symptoms of TMJ / TMD!
If you think you might be suffering from TMJ, Palo Alto dentist Dr. Heidari can help!
TMJ is an abbreviation for the temporomandibular joints that are in front of the ear on both sides of the jaw. TMJ disorders are referred to as TMD, where the “d” stands for “dysfunction.”
TMJ disorder is a painful condition that affects millions of people around the world. In this area of the body, there is an intricate network of bones, nerves and joints that account for many functions involved with your mouth.
While not every ache and pain in this area can be attributed to TMJ, it can be useful to understand the most common signs of the disorder so you can get the proper treatment.
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Symptoms of TMD may include:
- Loss of hearing
- Headaches, earaches and migraines
- Discomfort when biting and chewing
- Pain, aching or tenderness in the jaw/face
- Shoulder and neck pain
- Difficulty opening the mouth
- Grating, popping or clicking sounds in the jaw.
TMJ symptoms have numerous causes, says Dr. Heidari, and before a treatment can be prescribed, patients must be certain of the cause in their particular case. One common cause is arthritis caused by teeth grinding. Another is a displaced disc between the socket and jawbone. Our skilled team of dental professionals analyzes your jaw to determine the cause of your condition.
TMJ & TMD treatment here in Palo Alto can range from nonsurgical options such as anti-inflammatory drugs and bite plates to surgical procedures for more complex TMJ related issues.
If you are having difficulty opening your mouth, have pain in your jaw or , you may have a TMJ / TMD disorder. Please call our Palo Alto dental office at 650.327.7525 or send an email to APPT@PaloAltoDentistry.com to schedule an appointment and get relief now.
Our Other Locations:
Our Dental office Serving San Jose, Santa Clara, Los Gatos, Saratoga
If you are in or around San Jose, please visit our San Jose TMJ / TMD page or call our office at 408.999.0444. We’re happy to answer any of your questions.
Our Dental Office Serving in Aptos, Santa Cruz, Soquel and Capitola
We also offer TMJ / TMD relief in Aptos, Santa Cruz, Capitola and Soquel. Please visit our Aptos TMJ / TMD page or call our office there at 831.688.6531 for more information.