Your Destination for TMJ Relief in San Diego and Southern California

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Welcome to Dr. George Georgaklis DDS TMJ Treatment Center, your premier destination for effective TMJ relief in San Diego. Dr. Georgaklis was one of the first TMJ Specialists in Southern California. He has over 40 years of experience and has treated thousands of patients suffering from TMJ pain with great success since the early 1980’s. If you’re tired of living with the debilitating effects of TMJ dysfunction, you’ve come to the right place.

Our expert team, led by Dr. George Georgaklis, is dedicated to providing personalized care and tailored treatment plans to help you overcome the challenges posed by TMJ disorder. Say goodbye to jaw pain, ear pain, headaches, and other TMJ-related symptoms, and embrace a life free from discomfort.

If you need an excellent Dentist that also knows how to work with TMJ Disorders I would highly recommend Dr. George.

After having dental work done by another dentist that consisted of pulling one tooth and having a temporary bridge put in, I developed pain throughout my face and jaw. I was in pain for about 3 weeks and unable to be seen by my dentist so I was told to find a TMJ specialist…

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Signs and Symptoms of TMJ

Symptoms of TMJ disorders include experiencing persistent pain in the jaw joint and surrounding areas, often aggravated by chewing or speaking, along with potential jaw stiffness or limited movement. Here are some conditions to look out for:

  • Ear Pain
  • Migraines/Headaches
  • Jaw Pain
  • Jaw clicking or popping
  • Tinnitus

Understanding TMJ Dysfunction

TMJ dysfunction, also known as temporomandibular joint dysfunction (MD), affects the jaw joints, surrounding muscles, and ligaments. The condition can lead to a range of symptoms, including jaw pain, facial pain, neck and shoulder pain, difficulty opening and closing the mouth, jaw clicking or popping, headaches, migraines, earaches, and tinnitus. These symptoms can significantly impact your daily life, making simple activities like eating and speaking a painful ordeal.

The Causes of TMJ Dysfunction

TMJ dysfunction can arise from various factors, including jaw injury, teeth grinding or clenching (bruxism), arthritis in the jaw joint, malocclusion (improper teeth alignment), and stress. Identifying the underlying cause of your TMJ disorder is crucial in developing an effective treatment plan that addresses your unique needs.

The Impact of TMJ Disorder

The symptoms of TMJ dysfunction can be debilitating, affecting not only your physical well-being but also your emotional and mental state. The constant pain and discomfort can hinder your ability to enjoy daily activities and impact your overall quality of life. The stress and frustration of dealing with TMJ-related symptoms may also lead to heightened anxiety and difficulty managing everyday stressors.

At Dr. George’s TMJ Treatment Center, we are committed to providing comprehensive solutions that target the root causes of TMJ dysfunction. Our range of treatment options is designed to alleviate pain, restore proper jaw function, and improve overall well-being. Let’s explore some of the treatments we offer:

Non-surgical Approaches

Non-surgical approaches are the first line of treatment for TMJ dysfunction. These options include TMJ splints, ultrasound therapy, cortisone, diet modifications and stress management techniques.

Orthodontic Treatment

In cases where the patient has a deep overbite and chronic TMJ issues, Orthodontics is a proven and successful technique. This treatment was written by Dr Georgaklis and was published in Dentistry Today. This link will take you to the publication for you to read.

Surgical TMJ Treatment

In some cases, surgical intervention may be necessary to address severe or persistent TMJ dysfunction. Our experienced oral surgeons can perform procedures such as TMJ arthroscopy, which uses minimally invasive techniques to visualize and treat the joint.

Comprehensive Diagnosis and Treatment Approach

At Dr. George Georgaklis DDS TMJ Treatment Center, we prioritize a comprehensive approach to diagnosing and treating TMJ dysfunction. Our
process begins with a thorough evaluation of your symptoms, medical history, and a physical examination. Advanced imaging tests such as dental X-rays, CT scans, and MRI may be utilized to gain a deeper understanding of your jaw joint and surrounding structures.

Based on our comprehensive assessment, we will develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. This plan may involve a combination of non-surgical and surgical treatments, taking into account the severity of your condition and your treatment goals. Throughout your course, we will ensure clear communication, answer any questions or concerns you may have, and provide ongoing support to ensure your comfort and satisfaction.

Don’t let TMJ control your life any longer.

Take the first step towards a pain-free smile and improved quality of life. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and start your journey to TMJ relief.