TMJ Treatments in Los Angeles
At the practice of Robert S. Nishikawa, DDS, we know that temporomandibular disorders (TMD) can cause severe discomfort, including frequent jaw pain and headaches. Our skilled dental team will work diligently to help you manage and relieve the pain caused by TMD. Our dental treatments can help you resume your normal lifestyle with as little discomfort as possible.
Are you suffering from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction? Our friendly staff is here to help assess the cause of your jaw pain and craft a treatment plan just for you. If you're looking for reliable Los Angeles TMJ disorder treatments, contact us today to schedule your consultation.
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What Is TMD?
TMD is associated with pain that is localized in the temporomandibular joints, which connect the lower jaw to your skull. The joints are supposed to work seamlessly with the lower jaw muscles so that they open and close smoothly. When you suffer from a TMJ disorder, the smooth functioning of the joints is impaired and affects the alignment of the tendons, muscles, and jaws. This misalignment results in stress on the joints, which can cause pain and discomfort in multiple areas.
Here are some temporomandibular joint disorder symptoms you may experience:
- Extreme jaw joint pain
- Recurrent headaches
- Incessant neck pain
- Sensitive Teeth
- Ringing in your ears
- Difficulty swallowing
- Grinding of the teeth
If you feel like you may have TMD, our compassionate team at the practice of Robert S. Nishikawa, DDS, can help you pinpoint the cause of your jaw pain and resolve the issue.
Reliable TMJ Disorder Treatments in Los Angeles
We take it upon ourselves to provide you with services that are tailor-made to suit your specific oral health needs. Our TMD treatment options are not only efficient but also highly effective and focused on maximizing your comfort. Our team is exceptionally welcoming and works to help you enjoy your visit. We also prioritize your safety, adhering to strict infection control protocols so that you are fully protected. Our friendly team will treat you like part of our family from the moment you walk through our door.
Dr. Nishikawa has over 30 years of experience helping residents of the Los Angeles area meet their dental care needs. He has extensive training in gnathology, which means he fully understands the functionality of the jaw, its structures, and its overall impact on your oral health. Our team focuses on your comfort, health, and aesthetics when delivering all of our services, including TMD treatments.
Our Effective TMD Treatment
Our team will carefully evaluate your jawbone, joints, and overall oral health in order to devise a treatment plan that will satisfy your unique needs. We understand that every patient's TMJ is different. Therefore, we offer personalized treatment options that'll help you resume your day-to-day life with minimal disruptions.
As an expert in gnathology, our dentist knows how occlusion can negatively affect the temporomandibular joint. We thoroughly examine your bite to fully analyze and diagnose exactly what is causing your discomfort. Our dentist carefully explains the most reliable treatment options that will help solve your TMD problem.
Our team primarily uses TMJ appliances to help alleviate your symptoms. These devices allow your joints and muscles to relax and are typically worn while you sleep. Our dentist ensures that the appliance properly fits into your mouth to reduce stress and prevent wear on your teeth. That also means you won't experience teeth clenching or grinding as you sleep. You can rest assured that we'll provide you with all of the information you need about the treatment options we offer so that you can make informed decisions regarding your treatment plan.
Your Trusted TMJ Disorder Treatments in Los Angeles
At the practice of Robert S. Nishikawa, DDS, we offer preventative, restorative, and cosmetic treatments designed to help you enjoy good oral health and achieve a beautiful smile. Along with helping alleviate TMD pain, we can take care of your complete oral health with routine teeth cleaning and other services. Dr. Nishikawa's dental practice has been helping the greater West Los Angeles area, as well as Beverly Hills, Culver City, and Century City, with compassionate dental healthcare for years. If you're looking for effective Los Angeles TMJ treatments, make an online appointment or call us today to schedule your visit.
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