Here at the office of Dr. Paul Grin, the top TMJ specialist in Torrance, we help many people with the wide ranging symptoms of TMJ disorders and all that they entail. TMJ stands for the temporomandibular joint, which is essentially the jaw joint. It is responsible for your chewing, speaking, yawning, singing—anything that requires that you open and close your mouth. It is one of the most complicated joints in the body, and so it is prone to a number of issues and uncomfortable symptoms. TMJ disorders are the title given to these complications with the temporomandibular joint. Some examples of symptoms associated with TMJ disorders include: noticing a popping or cracking sound when you open your mouth wide, experiencing pain when you open your mouth, pain around the jaw, mouth, cheeks, neck, and other areas around the temporomandiublar joint, pain while chewing, and more. Unfortunately, scienets do not yet have all the answers about temporomandibular joint disorders. We do know that some habits, like teeth grinding, can exacerbate TMJ pain and so might be a cause of temporomandibular joint disorders. TMJ can also be caused by arthritis. If you are experiencing TMJ pain and are looking for answers and treatment solutions, you should schedule an appointment with our TMJ specialist in Torrance as soon as possible so that we can evaluate your symptoms and offer you treatments that can help resolve your symptoms and give you a less painful, more comfortable life. For example, we can fit you with a customized mouth guard that you can wear at night to prevent you from grinding your teeth. This often resolves many of our patients’ TMJ pain quite quickly.
If you would like to learn more about how our TMJ specialist in Torrance can be of service to you, we encourage you to visit Dr. Paul Grin’s main website. There you can browse through some additional, detailed information about all of the services that we provide for our patients here at our office. If you have any specific questions or concerns that you would like to speak about with a member of our staff directly, please do not hesitate to contact us for assistance either by phone or online.