Here at Dental Oasis of Carlsbad, we are proud to offer Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) treatments for our patients.

If you have TMJ, it probably started with pain and discomfort in your jaw joint and the muscles used to move your jaw. Pain and discomfort do not always signal a problem and usually go away on their own.

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What are the symptoms of TMJ?

TMJ causes pain and discomfort along the jaw point and can make it painful to move or operate your jaw.

Jaw pain doesn’t always equate to TMJ, but if you are experiencing headaches, difficulty chewing, or pain in the jaw, face, and ear, it is highly likely that you are suffering from TMJ.

While at home treatments and over-the-counter pain relievers can help with some symptoms, we recommend seeking medical diagnosis and treatment from a dentist. We will identify the cause of your pain and work with you to find the best treatment plan that will help you feel better as soon as possible.

Most people try to treat the symptoms at home with pain relievers and ice packs. However, dentists can help you if your home remedies are not working. We often suggest trying mouth guards, though you may need surgery or implants.

If you are suffering from TMJ, don’t hesitate to contact us today. We will schedule an appointment so we can discuss your options. We will do everything we can to help you have a beautiful, pain-free smile!