The joints that allow your jaw to open and close and move from side to side are called the temporomandibular joints (TMJs). Disorders with these joints are very common. Some symptoms of TMJ disorders include:
– Discomfort in the face or jaw
– Clicking in the TMJs
– A crunching sound when you use your jaw joints
– A locking jaw
– Discomfort or difficulty chewing
– Ear pain, but no ear infection
– Ringing ears or a congested feeling
These symptoms occur more frequently in some patients than in others. Our surgeons are willing and able to work with your primary doctor and your dentist to diagnose your TMJ disorder and to deliver the best solution possible.
In order to meet your individual needs, our surgeons offer several treatments for TMJ in Glendale, California. Oral orthotics, or splints, are one of the most common treatments we offer. If this is the treatment for you, we will custom create your splints, which will be worn over the bottom teeth. Some patients also require night splints, which are used on the upper teeth.
For more information about orthotics and our other TMJ treatments, we invite you to contact Pacific Coast Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at 818-365-5636. We are dedicated to providing effective, quality treatments that are customized to meet your needs.