When people often think of dental procedures, they tend to imagine dental fillings, cleanings and other services of the sort. While these sorts of dental procedures are absolutely things that your dentist can do for you, there are plenty of other services that your dentist can provide for you that will help boost your dental health or even your overall comfort. Our TMJ specialist in Torrance, Dr. Paul Grin, DDS, MPH, APC, can provide any interested patients with TMJ treatment should they require it.
TMJ disorder is an issue concerning the temporomandibular joint, or the joint that connects your jawbone to your skull. You can feel where this joint is when you open and close your mouth if you touch the general area of the face right in front of your ears, just under the edge of the cheekbone. This is a hinge joint that, if not sitting properly, can cause any amount of discomfort or even pain. Some symptoms of TMJ disorder include a clicking sound when you chew or open your mouth, headaches and earaches, and your teeth and jaw may feel an aching pain as well. Some people with TMJ also complain about teeth grinding as well. If you have noticed any of these symptoms and are bothered by them, then our TMJ specialist in Torrance can help provide you with the care that you need. Dr. Paul Grin, DDS, MPH, APC will examine your mouth, perhaps take some x-rays and will listen to your personal account regarding what you are experiencing and feeling. Depending on the information gathered, Dr. Grin will diagnose a particular treatment. TMJ treatment may include a mouth guard that is specifically designed to fit over your teeth to prevent the pain if it is due to arthritis or teeth grinding. You may need therapy if the cause is different.
If you believe or know that you have TMJ disorder, do not hesitate to take the first step towards treatment by scheduling an appointment with Dr. Paul Grin, DDS, MPH, APC. TMJ is difficult and often annoying to deal with from day to day. Call our TMJ specialist in Torrance to discuss options and begin your treatment.