Located right in front of your ears on either side of your head is the temporomandibular joint, often called the TMJ. The TMJ connects your lower jawbone to the temporal bone of your skull and is responsible for allowing your jaw to function comfortably. Due to multiple factors, like severe teeth grinding or stress, the TMJ can become damaged, causing what is known as temporomanidbular joint dysfunction. Symptoms of temporomanidbular joint dysfunction include:
- A “locked” or stuck jaw
- Pain or tenderness in the jaw area
- Difficulty opening your mouth wide
- Grating or popping noises when you move your jaw
- A pimple on your gums that doesn’t go away
We provide multiple effective options for TMJ treatment in Pomona, California. The most common TMJ dysfunction treatment is a specialized night guard. Made of comfortable, durable plastic, a night guard gently repositions the lower jaw during sleep to alleviate the pressure that often causes TMJ conditions. We work hard to provide solutions for your smile. If you are experiencing jaw pain and would like to learn more about TMJ treatment at Joshi & Joshi Family Dental, we encourage you to contact Drs. Joshi and Joshi, our expert dentists, to schedule a consultation. We look forward to caring for your smile!