11633 SAN VICENTE BLVD #216, LOS ANGELES, CA 90049

Board Certified in American Board of Craniofacial Pain (ABCP)
Board Certified in American board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine (ABCDSM)

Introduction

We specialize in providing TMJ/TMD treatment at TMJ Therapy Sleep Solution to give our patients the opportunity to benefit from a pain-free lifestyle. When problems develop with temporomandibular joints (TMJ), your jaw may begin clicking and locking. Drs. Ariz and Arami can resolve this painful issue by providing services that help relieve discomfort and allow your jaw to move smoothly once again. Call our doctors if you want to receive treatment for the TMJ in Los Angeles, California.

Causes

The TMJ is the temporomandibular joint, or the joint that connects the lower jaw to the rest of the head. The term “TMJ” is often used to refer to TMJ disorder, also called TMD, which occurs when the jaw joint becomes stressed, injured, or misaligned. TMJ disorder may result due to several different factors, such as stress, bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching), arthritis in the TMJ, or trauma and injury to the head, neck, or jaw.

You may suffer from TMD if you experience frequent jaw pain or facial pain. TMJ disorders may also cause:

  • Grinding, clicking, or popping sounds in the jaw when you open and close your mouth
  • Inability to open your mouth wide to speak, yawn, or chew
  • A locked or stuck jaw
  • Pain when chewing and biting
  • Pain in the neck, shoulders, or ears
  • Frequent headaches
neck & shoulder pain

Our dentist can help you determine the cause of your TMJ disorder and recommend the appropriate treatment. Treatment for the TMJ will depend on the cause and severity of your TMJ disorder.

TMD treatment may include jaw and facial relaxation exercises, lifestyle changes, restorative dental treatments, a mouth guard or night guard, or jaw surgery. To learn more about TMJ treatment and to schedule your consultation with our dentist, we encourage you to contact us today.

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