BEVERLY HILLS TMJ DENTIST
Dr. Rodney is a seasoned TMJ dentist, skilled in addressing issues like jaw misalignment, teeth grinding, jaw pain, and headaches stemming from TMJ disorder.
Dr. Rodney is an esteemed expert dedicated to assisting patients in treating TMJ disorder effectively. Our adept team in Dr. Rodney Raanan’s office is committed to offering you unparalleled care and comfort.
WHAT IS TMJ?
TMJ stands for “temporomandibular joint,” representing the joints in your jaw. Positioned right below your ears within your jaw, these are the most intricate joints in your body. They govern your mouth’s movements while chewing, speaking, or smiling. Despite their complexity, the TMJ are also the most fragile joints, given their constant activity and the strength of the jaw muscles.
WHAT CAUSES TMJ?
TMJ disorders can arise from various factors such as teeth or jaw misalignment, injury, teeth grinding, stress, arthritis, or everyday habits like poor posture or frequent gum chewing.
The intensity of these symptoms can vary, encompassing:
- Morning discomfort in the jaw or beneath the ears
- Mild to intense pain
- Challenges in chewing or biting
Sounds of clicking, popping, or grinding when moving the mouth
- Jaw sensitivity
- Limited range in opening or shutting the mouth
- Headaches or pains in the ear
HOW CAN I GET RID OF TMJ?
TMJ disorder treatments may encompass straightforward exercises, medications, or specialized dental devices. These devices aim to regulate jaw movements and align the joints correctly to reduce strain. Based on your treatment plan, these devices can be utilized at night or day.
The “night guard,” often called the “occlusal guard,” is a prevalent treatment device for individuals who grind or clench their teeth. It is a protective layer between your teeth, shielding them from grinding effects and safeguarding your jaw from undue pressure.
Surgical interventions should be more frequently advised due to their low success rates and the intricate nature of these joints. If you’re contemplating surgical treatment for TMJ disorder, seeking multiple expert opinions is essential. If you’re facing TMJ discomfort or disorder, consider consulting with Dr. Rodney. As TMJ treatment specialists, they have consistently and effectively addressed such conditions. They stand ready to assist you. Contact Dr. Rodney Raanan’s office today to explore TMJ dentistry solutions available in Beverly Hills.