Platinum Dental of Mountain View
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Platinum Dental of Mountain View can help diagnose TMJ and provide treatment to help ease the pain. Treatments will of course be catered to your individual needs but many patients respond positively to daily jaw exercises which aid in relaxing it. Night guards are sometimes prescribed to prevent grinding teeth.
Other treatment is prescribing a muscle relaxant to help patients get into the habit of relaxing the jaw muscles. Call today to discuss what options will be best for you
What is TMJ?
The temporomandibular or jaw joint is what connects the lower jaw to the skull. TMJ disorder is often caused by misaligned teeth, trama, or excess muscle tension. This disorder is often associated with jaw clicking, locking or clenching, and can cause tooth damage and bone loss.
- Tenderness of your jaw
- Pain in one or both temporomandibular joints
- Neck pain
- Pain while chewing
- Aching facial pain
- It is difficult to open or close your mouth/locking of the joint