Valencia TMJ Treatments
Treating Jaw Pain throughout the Entire Santa Clarita Valley
Does your jaw ache or feel like it is cramping up? You may suffer from a condition called TMJ disorder. This kind of pain can be treated either with medication or certain dental appliances. At Go Dental, we’ve been helping patients handle their jaw pain for nearly two decades. Call us today and schedule your appointment so we can help you take care of your TMJ problems.
What Causes TMJ?
Temporalmandibular joint (TMJ) disorder is the term used to describe a type of jaw condition. Problems in this joint may be caused by a misalignment of the teeth, trauma, or excess muscle tension. Aside from the two bones that meet there, cartilage buffers them, and five muscles are involved in the area. If something goes wrong, a good deal of trouble can result.
Problems in this area can cause:
- Trouble/soreness in opening and closing the mouth
- Clicking or popping of the jaw
- Pain in the jaw muscles
- Soreness in the area, sometimes extending to the face
Preventative dentistry and other dental treatments for this condition can include replacing missing teeth, moving teeth, adjusting the bite, filling gaps between teeth, etc.
How Go Dental Can Help
There is not a one-size-fits-all treatment for this disorder, and even practicing proper preventative dentistry techniques does not always prevent the issue from occurring. Sometimes, a plastic mouthpiece is used to prevent clenching or grinding that is contributing to the problem. If untreated and taken to extremes, surgery may be required to repair a badly damaged joint. Don’t let your TMJ get worse. Call Go Dental now for fast, friendly TMJ treatment in Valencia.
Call our office today by dialing (661) 535-0100.