TMJ Treatment in Century City, Beverly Hills & Los Angeles
What is TMJ disorder exactly? The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a joint located on each side of the jaw. They work together to allow you to yawn, yell, and open your mouth in the morning to enjoy a hot cup of black coffee. Unfortunately, when this joint becomes irritated or out-of-whack you will often experience extreme discomfort.
What is TMJ disorder then? Simply put, it is the chronic inflammation of the temporomandibular joint. This joint, which connects the jawbone to the skull, is joined together in harmony with tissue that’s similar to the cartilage in your ear. When this connective tissue falls victim to conditions such as arthritis, dislocations, and other afflictions, you can potentially experience terrible pain. In fact, only toothaches rank higher in terms of causes of facial pain.
TMJ disorder can contribute to side effects such as:
- Loss of sleep
- Diminished productivity
- Pressure in or around the eyes
- Neck, Shoulder and back pain
- Hearing loss
Thankfully, our practice treats TMJ at its source in an effort to help relieve you of pain and discomfort.
Relief doesn’t have to come from invasive surgery or expensive over-the-counter prescription drugs either. Contact us today to see how you can attain relief from this often-debilitating disorder.