Find Out What Is Causing Your TMJ or Jaw Pain
TMD Diagnosis & Treatments for Orange County Patients
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a hinge-like structure with several moving parts consisting of bones and discs held together by tendons and muscles that allows you to move your jaw. Even a minor injury or misalignment of any of its parts can lead to jaw pain or trigger a temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD).
A host of causes may be at the source of TMD. Individuals who have suffered head or jaw injuries may experience immediate misalignment of the jaw structure. Other causes may not be detectable right away, but progressively worsen to cause TMD. Overbites and underbites, crooked teeth, or bruxism – the chronic grinding or clenching of teeth, can be root causes of TMD. Other not so obvious causes may be traced back to weak neck or upper back muscles, genetics, or physical stress. Tension from everyday stress, both physical and mental, may exhibit itself in the jaw muscles and move on to other parts of the face. When under stress, some patients unconsciously transfer pressure to their jaws and teeth by repeatedly clenching or grinding. All of these causes, if not addressed, can worsen over time and potentially lead to more serious problems.
In order to get effective and lasting treatment for a TMJ disorder, proper diagnosis of its underlying cause must be identified. Unfortunately, because of the complexity of the temporomandibular joint, it can be difficult for a medical professional who has not been specifically trained in the field to accurately diagnose a patient's TMD.
The Laguna Hills Center for Sleep Apnea and CPAP Intolerance is the best option for patients in Orange County looking for reliable TMD diagnosis and treatment. Because we believe in the "mind-body" connection, we focus on alternative, holistic treatments that address the root cause of each patient's TMJ or jaw pain, which is why we focus on giving each patient the most accurate diagnosis possible. With our personalized TMD treatments, you will feel noticeably better with each successive visit and be pain free in as little as 6 to 8 weeks.
Dr Abdulla and the office staff are warm and friendly. I have been seeing her for both sleep apnea and as a dentist. I am sleeping better and I have found an excellent dentist.🙂
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An Alternative to CPAP Treatment
There are excellent options for sleep apnea patients who cannot tolerate CPAP therapy. Let us help you find a sleep apnea treatment that works for you.
Custom CPAP Masks
A custom-fitted CPAP mask addresses the most common reasons patients cite for not wanting to use their CPAP machine, such as discomfort, leaking air, and claustrophobia.
Holistic Treatment of TMJ & TMD Pain
We focus on providing patients with affordable and effective holistic treatment options that provide immediate and often permanent relief from TMJ/TMD pain.
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