TMJ Dentist Fremont, CA - TMJ Specialist
Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Syndrome (TMJ) is a common condition affecting a wide variety of people. TMJ is characterized by severe headaches, jaw pain of varying degrees, grinding teeth, and an intermittent ringing in the ears. The vast majority of TMJ sufferers are unaware that the root cause of these problems is something that a dentist can effectively treat. As a craniofacial pain specialist, Dr. Sapana Majmudar is able to determine if you have TMJ disorder and can provide orthopedic treatments for the condition. With extensive training and some of the most advanced equipment in the industry, Dr. Majmudar is recognized as the leading TMJ Specialist in Fremont.
Reasons For Fremont TMJ Treatment
TMJ sufferers report that their symptoms generally worsen during periods of prolonged or unexpected stress, and that intense outbreaks of the condition can lead to neck pain and dizziness.
The most common cause of TMJ is the misalignment of the teeth, often called “bad bite.” It is possible for the dentist to realign or adjust the teeth without the need for painful or expensive surgeries. The realignment/adjustment will stop the pounding headaches, the jaw pain, and the dizziness.
The grinding teeth symptom is particularly common and usually occurs at night. The grinding will eventually erode the structure of the teeth and lead to much more severe dental problems in the future. Untreated TMJ is one of the prime underlying factors in eroded jawbones and loose teeth.
It is important for anyone experiencing the symptoms of TMJ to visit the dentist for an exact diagnosis.
What Does Our Advanced TMJ Treatment in Fremont, CA Involve?
The critical task in treating TMD is ensuring that your bite—which is interfering with the functionality of the TMJ—is adjusted so that your jaw can open and close without stressing and irritating your joints. There are several therapies and medications available to assist in the corrective process, such as the use of splint therapy or oral appliance therapy, where the patient wears a sturdy splint, often only at night, in an effort to correct the problematic bite, and the ensuing misalignment of the jaw.
You will find products offered over-the-counter which purportedly help with TMD. These products are often fairly flexible and may be comfortable to wear. While they may temporarily relieve some of the jaw pain and headaches associated with TMD, these products don’t provide patients with the long-term adjustments that will solve the problem on a permanent basis.
Get a thorough evaluation
If you reside in Fremont or the surrounding area and are suffering from persistent jaw pain or soreness, headaches, migraines, or bouts of lockjaw, we encourage you to schedule an appointment for an evaluation with Dr. Majmudar. We are able to provide non-surgical TMJ and TMD solutions in many cases.