Many people suffer from TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders. AZ Dental offers several treatments to help correct your jaw alignment and related problems and alleviate your discomfort, including oral surgery. We invite you to call AZ Dental at 408-227-6000 to learn more about TMJ treatments in San Jose, California, and schedule your consultation with Drs. Andrew McDonald, Trang Thai, and Valerie De Leon.
TMJ disorders are characterized by:
- Severe headaches and/or migraines
- Jaw pain
- Grinding teeth
- Intermittent ringing in the ears
- Neck and back pain
- Bad bites (malocclusion)
Symptoms of TMJ can be debilitating and greatly interfere with your daily life. They may worsen during periods of prolonged or unexpected stress.
TMJ may be caused by one or several factors in combination. Most frequently, bad bites are the primary cause of jaw joint dysfunctions or traumatic injury. Once you have been diagnosed with a TMJ disorder, our dentists will work with you to provide relief and treat the problem.
There are several treatments which may be recommended, including:
- Custom night guards
- A bite relationship analysis
- Relaxation techniques
- Muscle relaxants
- Realignment, or changing the shape of the teeth to get rid of malocclusion (this may require restorative treatment)
Call our office today to learn more about TMJ disorders and our available treatments.