As a TMJ dentist, Dr. George is here to offer the best TMJ treatment in San Diego. Many people who suffer from TMD or TMJ don’t know that there are safe and easy ways to eliminate jaw pain. Often caused by misaligned joints, jaw pain can negatively affect your life and stop you from participating in simple daily activities. Dr. George can assess your symptoms and determine whether your jaw pain may be related to temporomandibular joint disorder, called TMJ or TMD for short. TMJ syndrome is a term that covers acute or chronic inflammation of the temporomandibular joint. In many cases, TMJ Disorder is the result of physical damage to the joints. For example, the soft cushioning discs may be out of place. It can also result from inflammation in the nearby muscles and ligaments.
If you you clench or grind at night or during the day, this habit could be the root of your jaw pain. Other times, injury, malocclusion, or heredity cause jaw pain. Stress is also a very common factor.
If you believe you may be suffering from jaw pain caused by misaligned joints, it is important to seek treatment right away. Untreated TMJ syndrome can lead to more severe issues such as bruxism, dental erosion, malnutrition, hearing loss, and permanent jaw damage.
Relief from jaw pain may be as simple as wearing a custom-made oral splint that relieves pressure in the jaw joints. If you’re looking for the best TMJ or TMD treatment, Dr. George is the dentist for you.
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