If you struggle with jaw pain, then we have exciting news for you! Our dentist, Dr. Paul Vartabedian with Paul Vartabedian, DDS in Lakeport, California, specializes in TMJ and is happy to talk to you about your condition to discover the ideal course of treatment.
Temporomandibular joint, also known as the TMJ, is an essential concern in thousands of adults. However, recently, TMJ has become a rising concern for teenagers as well. Basically, TMJ is the most complex joint in our body and is responsible for talking and chewing, as well as opening and closing your mouth. When a problem occurs, or severe pain attacks your TMJ, this could lead to the development of the temporomandibular joint disorder, also known as TMD.
There are many influences that contribute to TMD such as improper teeth, alignment, bruxism, stress, chewing on hard substances, injuries, and other habitual behaviors. Signs or symptoms you could be suffering from TMD include dislocation of the jaw, pain when yawning or chewing, tender jaw muscles, headaches, a locked or stiff jaw, clicking or popping sounds when you open your jaw, or pain in your joints. If you have any of these conditions, please call us right away to begin treatment.
If you are ready to start your treatment, please call us today at 707-263-1496 to set up a consolation. We are always happy to help you.