TMJ Therapy in San Ramon
Millions of Americans suffer from chronic facial pain. Most are unaware that their condition is dental related. Dr. Deol specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of TMJ (temporomandibular joint syndrome) at our San Ramon dental office. With an oral appliance or stress-relief therapies, he may be able to alleviate your nagging pain.
TMJ refers to the misalignment of temporomandibular joints. These tiny joints and a system of ligaments, muscles, and nerves connect the jaw to the skull. TMJs are the most complex joints in the body, capable of moving up, down, forward, backward, and in circular motions. Healthy jaw joints allow the mouth to open and close comfortably. Misaligned jaw joints can result in debilitating facial pain and headaches.
Causes & Symptoms of TMJ
While the exact cause of TMJ is unknown and contributing factors vary, the disorder often results from injury or stress. Other causes include genetics, hormones, arthritis, and auto-immune disease. The most common symptom is frequent headaches. Other symptoms of TMJ include:
- Neck, back, and shoulder pain
- Earaches without infection
- Sensitive, worn, or cracked teeth
- Clicking or popping in the jaw
- Inability to open mouth fully
- Uncomfortable bite, clenching, or grinding
Dr. Deol may be able to alleviate your pain with TMJ therapy. After a thorough examination, he will determine the type of therapy that will benefit you most effectively. Each patient is unique, but treatment may include an oral appliance, muscle relaxants, or tooth reshaping. For many, treatment is completed in as little as three to six months.
If you experience jaw pain or frequent headaches, call our Oak Ridge Dental office to schedule your TMJ appointment. Dr. Rashpal Deol provides San Ramon families with personal, comfortable care. Our dental office serves patients from San Ramon, Danville, Dublin, Pleasanton, and surrounding areas.