Temporomandibular Joints

TMJ in Citrus Heights, CA

Are you having pain in your jaw and looking for a jaw doctor near you? We can help! At Sacramento Natural Dentistry, our TMJ specialist near you will examine and provide an individualized treatment plan to suit you.

What Is TMJ?

TMJ or temporomandibular joint is a jaw joint located on either side below your ears. It helps with the movement of your lower jaw and makes opening and closing of the mouth possible. Sometimes, however, you might experience pain in this joint. It can be caused due to a variety of reasons such as trauma or accidents, arthritis, night grinding, and even stress.

TMJ pain can have different signs and symptoms, but the most common ones include:

  • Pain on opening and closing of the mouth
  • Clicking sound from the joint
  • Stiffness of muscles around the joint
  • Locking of jaw
  • Headaches

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms above, contact our TMJ dentist near you.

How We Can Help

At Sacramento Natural Dentistry, our TMJ doctor near you recommends a conservative approach to treatment. Most cases of TMJ pain usually resolve on their own with home care. You can try eating soft foods and over-the-counter medications for pain. Apply ice packs to the area and avoid wide opening of your mouth, such as while yawning. Try to reduce stress and earn gentle jaw exercises.

If you have a habit of night grinding, our doctor for jaw pain recommends getting nightguards. Nightguards will not only protect your teeth but also help with TMJ pain. Our dentist will also examine your jaw joint thoroughly. If the above measures do not help, a specialist referral may be required. Talk to us today to find out which treatment option would suit you.

TMJ Treatment at Sacramento Natural Dentistry

If you are looking for TMJ treatment near you or would like to find out the different options available to you, do not hesitate to contact us. Our experienced and qualified staff will be able to guide and suggest a customized treatment plan to suit you. Contact our friendly staff today to nook an appointment.

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