Looking for a TMJ Treatment in Newbury Park? Consider the biological dental approach. Disorders of TMJ (temporomandibular joint) are a group of conditions that cause pain in and around the TMJ and nearby muscles. Clenching your jaw and grinding your teeth puts an additional strain on the muscles of the jaw causing inflammation. TMJ problems can affect a person’s ability to speak, eat, chew, swallow, make facial expressions, and even breathe.
Symptoms of TMJ disorders
Pain is one of the most common symptoms of TMJ Disorders. TMJ pain is often described as a dull ache in the jaw joint and nearby areas, including the ear. In other cases, some people report no pain but instead experience jaw dysfunction. Other symptoms can include:
- pain in the neck and shoulders
- migraine and/or chronic headache
- jaw muscle stiffness
- limited movement or locking of the jaw
- painful clicking, popping or grating in the jaw joint when opening or closing the mouth
- a bite that feels “off”
- ear pain, pressure and/or ringing in the ears
- diminished hearing
- dizziness and vision problems
- tooth sensitivity
BioDental Healing TMJ Treatment In Newbury Park
Stabilization splints (biteplate, nightguard) are the most widely used treatments for TMJ disorders. Additional holistic treatments like gentle jaw stretching and relaxation exercises can also help.
Our safety standards are held very high here @ BioDental Healing. As a result, we steer clear from any questionable chemicals or ingredients such as BPA, which stands for “bisphemol A”, an industrial synthetic chemical that has been used in plastics and resins since 1960. We don’t believe any amount of plastic belongs in the mouth, which is why we offer both BPA free fillings & BPA free dental night guards.
BPA free dental night guards are a great way to treat issues with TMJ and chronic teeth grinding because they are non-invasive and do not require any form of surgery.
Grinding the teeth is an area of concern because if not treated may come with serious consequences to your teeth such as chips & cracks, tongue indentation, flattening of teeth, more frequent headaches, and you could even strip off the enamel.
To learn more about our treatment options for TMJ and/or teeth grinding, either call our office @ (805) 375-2233 or conveniently contact us online.