TMJ & TMD Treatment and Relief in San Jose, CA

If You Have A Painful or Clicking Jaw It May Be TMJ / TMD

TMJ is an abbreviation for the temporomandibular joints that are in front of the ear on both sides of the jaw. TMJ disorders are referred to as TMD, where the “d” stands for “dysfunction.”

Your temporomandibular joint connects your jaw to your skull and is one of the most complex joints in your body.  This joint is responsible for talking, chewing, yawning as well as other functions and when it is out of alignment, it can lead to a neuromuscular disorder of the jaw, which can cause chronic jaw pain, teeth damage, and other painful symptoms throughout your body.  This condition is commonly known as TMJ and TMD.

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Symptoms of TMD Can Include:

  • Loss of hearing
  • Headaches, earaches and migraines
  • Discomfort when biting and chewing
  • Pain, aching or tenderness in the jaw & face
  • Shoulder and neck pain
  • Difficulty opening the mouth
  • Grating, popping or clicking sounds in the jaw

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    TMJ symptoms have numerous causes, says Dr. Heidari, and before a treatment can be prescribed, patients must be certain of the cause in their particular case. One common cause is arthritis caused by teeth grinding. Another is a displaced disc between the socket and jawbone. Our skilled team of dental professionals analyzes your jaw to determine the cause of your condition.

    Treatment can range from nonsurgical options such as anti-inflammatory drugs and bite plates to surgical procedures for more complex TMJ related issues.

    If you are having difficulty opening your mouth, have pain in your jaw or , you may have a TMJ / TMD disorder . Please call our San Jose dental office at (408) 999-0444 or send an email to to schedule an appointment and get relief now.

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