Diagnosing and Treating TMD

Diagnosing and Treating TMD Free Consultation Los Angeles Dentist

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. TMJ is an acronym for the joint that temporomandibular disorder affects. TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint.

The symptoms of the temporomandibular disorder include locking of 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, to get proper treatment, you can visit a dentist for an official diagnosis.

If you have the symptoms of the disorder, you like are suffering it and need treatment. Our dentist will examine your bite and alignment as well as 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

The treatment of temporomandibular disorder involves taking impressions and casts of your teeth to come up with the proper technique to retrain your jaw muscles.

We aim to reduce the pain that you feel in your joint. 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 give our office a call right away. Our Los Angeles dentist, Dr. Mobasser, loves his patients and gives them results that they are happy with. You can experience relief. Get in touch to schedule your free consultation with us today.

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