Los Angeles, CA, Dec. 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The TMJ Center of Los Angeles is now offering consultations for patients with TMJ Disorders. The Los Angeles TMJ doctor at the center works closely with patients who are struggling with TMJ symptoms to create a personalized TMJ disorder treatment for each one. TMJ disorders affect the temporomandibular joint, or the joint that connects the jawbone to the skull. It can trigger pain throughout the face, jaw, neck and shoulders. It can also affect the bite and complicate eating, talking and other daily activities.
Symptoms of TMJ disorders can include chronic headaches, earaches, jaw pain, neck pain or facial pain. The jaw may click or grind when used, or it may seem to get stuck open or closed. Conservative treatments can include warm or cool compresses, physical therapy exercises and medications to control pain, swelling and inflammation. Oral appliances may be needed to maintain proper jaw alignment. Arthrocentesis, injections and surgery may be recommended for patients whose symptoms do not respond to more conservative treatments. The Los Angeles TMJ dentist at the center can help find the best course of treatment for each patient. Visit http://tmjdoctorlosangeles.com to learn more.
Certain factors can increase a person's risk of developing TMJ disorders. Patients who suffer from bruxism, who have misaligned teeth, who have missing teeth that have not been restored and who suffer from chronic stress may be more susceptible to developing TMJ disorders. Those with arthritis may also be prone to developing TMJ disorders. Orthodontic treatment with braces or Invisalign may be recommended to correct misalignments while missing teeth may need to be replaced with dental implants or dental bridges. Patients whose stress is contributing to their TMJ disorders may benefit from stress management techniques or therapy.
The center offers consultations that can help identify the problem and potential treatment solutions. The office is well-equipped with the latest technology, which allows the dentist to provide proven treatments and continuing education. Comprehensive dental care is available for patients who need it, and patients can relax while knowing that their dental needs are being well-managed by some of the top dental professionals in the area.
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