Nicole E Pagonis DDS
Dentistry in Los Gatos, CA

What is TMJ?

TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint. It acts like a hinge that slides and connects your jawbone to your skull. However, the acronym TMJ (or TMD) is oftenman in pain holding jaw l tmj treatment los gatos used to describe the dysfunction of these jaw joints.

Your dentist in 95032 understands that the dysfunction of this joint can be very painful. It can mean a popping sound when you open your mouth or pain when you chew. It can lead to ongoing headaches, neck pain, and even shoulder aches.

Common Causes of TMJ

There are several causes, including:

  • Bruxism (grinding and clenching your teeth)
  • Injury
  • Anatomical anomaly

We provide custom TMJ treatment in Los Gatos, CA to help our patients enjoy an improved life quality. Your dentist wants to relieve your pain and restore your jaw to better function.

Our treatments may include specific exercises or a custom nightguard to prevent nighttime bruxism—a common cause of TMJ. Your dentist provides an exam and shares findings with you before creating a treatment plan that addresses your needs. We also answer your questions and monitor you closely throughout treatment.

For TMJ Treatment, Contact Your Dentist in Los Gatos, CA

Don’t leave TMJ untreated. It can lead to severe jaw joint issues that may eventually require surgery. We want to help you avoid this invasive method. Reach out today for your evaluation.

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