Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist Dr. Michael Kosdon is not only concerned with the health and appearance of your smile – he also takes your overall wellbeing into account. That’s why Dr. Kosdon offers advanced treatments for TMJ Disorder, also known as TMD. The temporomandibular joint connects the upper and lower jaw. When this joint is affected by arthritis, imbalance, jaw misalignment, excessive teeth clenching/grinding, or other issues, it can cause a variety of debilitating symptoms that can have an effect on your day-to-day life. Dr. Kosdon can meet with you to determine if you have TMJ Disorder and create a customized treatment plan designed to significantly reduce its effects.
If you would like more information, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kosdon, please contact us today.
What are the symptoms of TMJ Disorder?
TMJ Disorder can be responsible for a variety of symptoms, many of which do not seem like they would be associated with a jaw joint condition. Symptoms of TMJ Disorder include:
- Facial pain
- Ringing in the ears
- Trouble opening or closing the mouth
- Trouble chewing or speaking
- Jaw clicking or popping
- Pain in the neck, shoulders, and/or back
- A numb sensation in the arms and/or fingers
What are the treatment options for TMJ Disorder?
Fortunately, there are a number of treatment options available that can address jaw function and reduce the symptoms of TMJ Disorder. These options include:
- Customized oral appliances (mouth guards)
- Physical therapy
- Realignment of the jaw
- Reconstructive dental procedures
- Oral surgery
Once Dr. Kosdon has evaluated your condition and made a diagnosis of TMJ Disorder, he will talk with you about which treatment option is best for your needs.
Treatment for TMJ Disorder has helped many patients significantly diminish the effects of this common condition. If you feel you may be suffering from TMJ Disorder, Dr. Kosdon will be happy to answer your questions and perform a comprehensive evaluation.