Holistic TMJ Solutions in Portola Hills
The Alternative You’ve Been Seeking
Have you been living with a condition like TMJ because you just didn’t like the standard treatment – or found it uncomfortable or not especially effective?
Or maybe you’ve been newly diagnosed and are exploring options beyond a night guard, hot/cold packs, and pain pills for TMJ disorders (TMD).
Here at the Laguna Hills Center for Sleep Apnea & CPAP Intolerance, we take a holistic and personalized approach to treating OSA. Instead of managing symptoms, we strive to address root causes to bring long-term relief – and to do so in gentle, minimally invasive, and cost-effective ways.
Frankly, we think it’s a better way to support our patients’ oral AND whole body health and well-being.
Real TMJ Pain Relief the Drug-Free, Surgery-Free Way
While you often hear people refer to jaw joint pain as “TMJ,” the term is actually shorthand for the joints themselves – the temporomandibular joints. Like any joints, they can become damaged over time, whether from injury or just the repeated long-term stress of a clenching or grinding habit (bruxism).
Such TMJ disorders – TMDs for short – can become extraordinarily painful, to the point of limiting daily activities. Chronic headaches, along with jaw, face, neck, and shoulder pain, are common.
While surgery may be called for in some severe cases, most of the time, some form of splint therapy is used to either realign or stabilize the bite, relieving the TM joints. But at the Laguna Hills Center, we don’t stop with just that.
Wanting more satisfying solutions for her patients, Dr. Ann Abdulla has devoted herself to deepening her TMJ knowledge, becoming expertly trained in a wide range of proven methods for treating TMDs comprehensively and holistically. Her customized treatment plans often bring together multiple therapies, including
- Physical therapy-type exercises to relax face and jaw muscles.
- Meditation to reduce stress and manage stressors.
- Ultrasound therapy to deliver pain relief to neck and face muscles.
- Custom, lightweight, and flexible splints to realign the jaw during sleep.
- Myofascial trigger point release therapy, which applies external pressure to specific points around the face and neck, releasing stored tension.
Many patients notice improvement after the first visit and each subsequent visit. Most typically report that they are pain-free within 6 to 8 weeks.
That sounds better than a lifetime of night guards and pain pills or intrusive surgery, wouldn’t you say?
Take the First Step Toward Better Health: Schedule Your First Consultation
Whether you’ve already been diagnosed with a TMD, or suspect you have the condition, the first step towards change for the better is arranging a visit with Dr. Abdulla to explore your specific health needs and possible custom solutions.
Contact us now to schedule your first visit at our Laguna Hills office.
Get to know Portola Hills
Portola Hills is a district in the city of Lake Forest, California in Orange County, United States. It was formerly an unincorporated community and census-designated place before it was annexed into Lake Forest in 2000. The population was 6,391 at the 2000 census. Portola Hills lies near Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park and Cleveland National Forest. Foothill Ranch is to the west, Rancho Santa Margarita in the southeast, Mission Viejo in the south, and the unincorporated regions of Silverado and Santiago Canyon to the north and northeast.
Things to do
from Portola Hills, Lake Forest, CA 92679, USA
to Laguna Hills Center for Sleep Apnea & CPAP Intolerance, 24953 Paseo De Valencia #26b, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, United States
13 min (8.0 miles)
via County Hwy S18
Fastest route now due to traffic conditions
Lake Forest, CA 92679, USA
Take Glenn Ranch Rd, El Toro Rd and Los Alisos Blvd to Beckenham St in Laguna Hills
16 min (7.9 mi)
Head south on Saddleback Ranch Rd
Continue onto Portola Oaks Dr
Turn right onto Glenn Ranch Rd
Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Portola Pkwy
Continue straight to stay on Portola Pkwy
Turn right onto El Toro Rd
Pass by Bank of America Financial Center (on the right in 2.6 mi)
Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Muirlands Blvd
Turn right onto Los Alisos Blvd
Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Paseo De Valencia
Continue on Beckenham St to your destination
1 min (0.1 mi)
Turn left onto Beckenham St
Laguna Hills Center for Sleep Apnea & CPAP Intolerance
24953 Paseo De Valencia #26b, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, United States
Dr. Abdullah has cared for my teeth for years. She is a highly skilled dentist, gentle and soft spoken. She and her staff ensure that any procedures are comfortable and pain free. She has made a bite guard to treat my teeth grinding, and customized it even further to make my dental care the best possible . . .
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