TMJ Disorder Treatment Upland

TMJ disorders can come with a range of uncomfortable, inconvenient, or even painful symptoms. That is why we are proud to provide patients with professional treatment for TMJ disorder in Upland for lasting symptom relief. Call us today to set up an appointment at Smile Studio to see if you have a TMJ disorder and are a candidate for treatment.

What Is a TMJ Disorder?

TMJ disorders (also called TMD) are a group of conditions affecting the TMJ, or temporomandibular joint. This joint is located in front of your ear and connects your jaw to the skull, serving a vital function in speech and chewing. TMJ disorder can cause pain and discomfort when moving the jaw, and since we move our jaws almost constantly throughout the day, these symptoms can quickly begin to interfere with our quality of life. It can also lead to clicking, popping, or grating sounds when opening or closing your mouth.

What Causes TMD?

The exact cause of TMJ disorders can vary from patient to patient. In some cases, TMJ disorder may be caused by misaligned teeth or jaw positioning. However, there is a range of possible causes that can include:
  • TMJ overuse
  • Excessive force on the TMJ
  • Arthritis
  • Jaw injury
  • Teeth grinding (bruxism)
  • Or stress.
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The Types of TMJ Disorder Treatment We Provide

At Smile Studio, we specialize in providing TMJ disorder treatment to patients in Upland who are dealing with this condition. We take into account your symptoms and the causes of your TMJ disorder so that we can match you with a treatment option with a high chance of success. Some of the types of TMJ disorder treatment we provide include:
  • TMJ Splint Therapy: TMJ splint therapy is a non-invasive treatment option for TMJ disorder. It involves wearing a splint or mouthguard that is designed to reposition the TMJ and help reduce pressure on the joint.
  • Injections: Botox injections can help to relax the muscles of the TMJ and reduce muscle tension in the TMJ.
  • Physical Therapy: Physical therapy can be used to help strengthen your TMJ and jaw muscles, as well as improve joint mobility.
  • Surgery: In rare cases, surgery may be necessary to address TMJ disorders that are more complex or severe.
If you are suffering from TMJ disorder, contact us as soon as possible to set up an appointment and get started on your treatment plan and finding symptom relief.

Benefits of Treating TMD

TMJ disorder can cause a range of inconvenient and uncomfortable symptoms, which is why it’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible. TMJ disorder treatment can help you to:
  • Improve your quality of life and overall comfort
  • Reduce or eliminate TMJ-related pain and discomfort
  • Improve TMJ mobility
  • Reduce or eliminate TMJ clicking, popping, and grating sounds
  • Increase your ability to chew and speak
  • Improve TMJ alignment
  • Reduce stress on the TMJ joint
We are here to help you find lasting symptom relief while also addressing the core causes of your disorder to restore joint health and function.

Signs and Symptoms of TMD

If you are experiencing any of the following signs or symptoms, it may be a sign of TMJ disorder, and you should contact us for an appointment as soon as possible to get started on your TMJ treatment:
  • Pain or tenderness in the TMJ area
  • Clicking, popping, or grating noises when opening or closing your mouth
  • Difficulty opening or closing your mouth
  • Jaw muscles that are tight, sore, or spasm
  • Frequent headaches or facial pain
  • Neck and shoulder pain
TMJ disorder is a common condition, but it can be very disruptive to everyday life. The good news is that you don’t have to let the symptoms have control over your life. Call our office to take that first step in regaining a healthy and functioning jaw.
Schedule Your Appointment Today

At Smile Studio, our highest priority is providing quality oral health care that provides lasting symptom relief. Our dentists and trained staff are excited to help you understand your symptoms and find a path toward overcoming any oral health concerns. Schedule your appointment for a visit to diagnose or treat a TMJ disorder in Upland to get started on finding symptom relief. We look forward to doing our part in providing you with a strategic treatment plan to help you overcome TMD.