We offer TMJ treatment in San Clemente, California, to those who have problems with their temporomandibular joint. There are many things that can cause these issues, which include:
- Injury to your jaw, like a heavy blow or whiplash
- Grinding and clenching your teeth
- Arthritis in the joint
- Stress that makes your jaw muscles tighten constantly
- The movement of the disc that sits between the ball and socket of the joint
If you are experiencing jaw troubles because of these things, there are some home remedies you can do to help dull the pain. These remedies include: taking over-the-counter pain medications, eating soft foods, avoiding extreme jaw movements, keeping your teeth slightly apart, and using moist heat or cold packs. If these methods do not produce results, Dr. Amir Nikraz provides TMJ treatment right in our office. Some of these treatments include wearing a splint or night guard, or having dental work done. If it is needed, our dentist could also recommend open-joint surgery, arthrocentesis, and arthroscopy surgery.
If you have troubles widely opening your mouth, chewing, or talking, we ask that you come into Artistic Dentistry as soon as you can or call our office at 949-366-1177. We want to help you in any way possible to give you a strong, successful, and functional oral health.