Feel too much stress in your jawbone? You could have a TMJ disorder and need to seek treatment here at the office of Dr. Joseph Sparrow. During your visit, our dentist can evaluate your jaw to determine the severity of your case and help you find relief. To learn more about TMJ treatment in San Diego, California, and schedule an appointment, please give us a call at 858-277-7474.

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) serves as a crucial hinge, connecting your jawbone to your skull and facilitating essential functions like speaking, chewing, and yawning. However, discomfort and dysfunction in this joint, often referred to as TMJ disorder or TMD, can significantly impact your quality of life. This condition arises from various causes, including stress, habitual teeth grinding (bruxism), arthritis affecting the TMJ, or direct trauma to the jaw or facial area.

Symptoms indicating you might be dealing with TMD include:

  • Persistent pain around your jaw and facial region.
  • Audible grinding, clicking or popping noises in the jaw when moving it.
  • Challenges in opening your mouth fully for basic activities.
  • A sensation of your jaw being locked or stuck.
  • Discomfort while chewing or biting.
  • Pain extending to the neck, shoulders and even ears.
  • Recurring headaches.

Our dentist specializes in diagnosing and managing TMJ disorders, tailoring treatment plans to address the root cause and severity of your symptoms. Depending on your unique situation, we might recommend a combination of muscle relaxation techniques, lifestyle modifications, specific dental treatments, the use of a custom-fitted mouth guard or night guard, or in more severe cases, surgical intervention.

You do not need to ensure the discomfort of a TMJ disorder. Contact us today to find out how we can improve your oral health and quality of life and schedule your personal consultation with our experienced dentist. We are here to guide you towards a solution that alleviates pain, restores function and improves your overall wellbeing.