TMJ Treatment

What is TMJ?

TMJ is the joint that connects the lower and upper jaw. The term TMJ stands for Temporo-mandibular Joint. This is one of the most complex joints in the entire body, capable of forward and backward movement, rotations, and side-to-side movements. TMJ often refers to complications and problems with this joint.

Some of the most common symptoms of TMJ problems are:

  • Pain
  • Limited movement of the lower jaw
  • Clicking sounds
  • Muscle spasms
  • Locking of the jaw


Causes & Treatments

Some potential causes of the disease include genetics, hormones, low-level infections, auto-immune diseases, trauma, and clenching or grinding of the teeth. Diagnosis and evaluation of such conditions are performed by dentists experienced in TMJ problems and treatments.

Some common treatments are Night Guards, Bite Guards, and Bite Adjustments. Our dentists can guide you toward the treatment that is best for you.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are experiencing any TMJ problems or symptoms and you live in or around Santa Monica, please let us know. The doctor will be happy to evaluate your situation and offer the best treatment possible. Call us at (310) 458-4000 to schedule a consultation at your earliest convenience.