TMJ disorders mainly occur in the temporomandibular (TMJ) joint, or more commonly known as jaw. TMJ disorders restrict the muscles in the jaw that permit mobility. TMJ disorders usually require a simple treatment that permanently fits the jaw in place without any complications. Nevertheless, sometimes, TMJ disorders can develop into problematic, prolonged conditions, especially without proper comprehensive TMJ treatment in Los Angeles. If you’re experiencing jaw pain, jaw-locking, or other problems with the jaw, you can make an appointment with TMJ Doctor LA Sid Solomon, so you can live pain free…
WHAT EXACTLY ARE TMJ DISORDERS?
TMJ disorders at the core are essentially just improper jaw postural problems. Because each cause of TMJ produces similar symptoms, it’s important to get an initial diagnosis and examination to pinpoint the exact problem. From there, TMJ Specialist Dr. Solomon can begin with effective TMJ treatment in Los Angeles for patients.
Causes of TMJ fall into three main categories:
- Teeth grinding and clenching (Bruxism)
- Injury and Accidents
These causes may occur by themselves, or they may be the result of another cause. For this reason, if you experience any symptoms of TMJ, we encourage you to come into our office for an examination. This way, you can know exactly where the root of the problem lies, and immediately see significant alleviating changes.
Patients with TMJ can experience symptoms that are mild or severe. In any case, it is important to get the following symptoms checked out by Dr. Solomon, as he can give you more data regarding the condition.
TMJ symptoms include:
- Pain that can occur in the jaw joint, face, shoulders, neck or around the ear when you move your mouth
- Inability to open your mouth wide
- Jaws that stick in the open or closed position
- Clicking or popping when moving the jaw
- Feeling tired in the face
- Stiff neck
- Tingling of the fingertips
- Upper and lower teeth not fitting together correctly
- Swelling in the face
- TMJ can occur in a single side or both sides of the face
If you experience any of the above symptoms, you may have a TMJ disorder. Sometimes the TMJ symptoms can go away. However, if the problem persists, we can provide an accurate diagnosis and a complete procedure involving top-of-the-line technology paired with Dr. Sid’s 30+ years of experience to efficaciously treat any TMJ disorder, Dr. Solomon is also well known as an experienced cosmetic dentist and the best TMJ Dentist LA. If you have any questions or would like to set an appointment, please give us a call at (310) 475-5598. Our patients are calling this the best TMJ treatment Los Angeles has available.