Do you suffer issues with your jaw? If you feel clicking, locking, or pain in your jaw, you may have TMD. This is a condition that is commonly referred to as TMJ. To learn more about your condition and how it is diagnosed and treated, please give our Los Angeles dentist a call right away. We can get you in for a free consultation right away.
What is TMD?
TMD is an acronym for temporomandibular disorder. You may have referred to it as TMJ before, and TMJ is an acronym for the joint that temporomandibular disorder affects. TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint.
The temporomandibular disorder symptoms include locking your jaw, popping or clicking, pain, and trouble chewing. It can vary from mild discomfort to severe and debilitating symptoms.
There are several reasons why you might have a temporomandibular disorder. They include clenching or grinding, alignment issues, trauma to the jaw, etc.
How to Diagnose TMD
People are often able to self-diagnose temporomandibular disorder. However, you can visit a dentist for an official diagnosis to get proper treatment.
If you have the disorder’s symptoms, you are suffering from it and need treatment. Our dentist will examine your bite and alignment and listen to your description of your symptoms to confirm what you have already likely suspected.
The diagnosis portion of temporomandibular disorder is fairly straightforward. We will do some imaging to confirm that you have a temporomandibular disorder.
How to Treat TMD
Treating temporomandibular disorder involves taking impressions and casts of your teeth to develop the proper technique to retrain your jaw muscles.
We aim to reduce the pain that you feel in your joints. That often means giving you a splint to help retrain your jaw muscles to give you a more balanced bite.
Call Our Los Angeles Dentist Today
If you want a diagnosis and treatment for your TMD, please call our office immediately. Our Los Angeles dentist, Dr. Mobasser, loves his patients and gives them results they are happy with. You can experience relief and get in touch to schedule your free consultation with us today.