Understanding TMJ

Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) refers to a range of conditions affecting the temporomandibular joint, which connects the jawbone to the skull. TMJ disorder can cause discomfort, pain, and dysfunction in the jaw joint and surrounding muscles. At Cleopatra Dental in Huntington Beach, CA, our experienced dental team specializes in diagnosing and treating TMJ to help patients find relief and improve oral health.

Symptoms of TMJ

Symptoms of TMJ

  • Jaw Pain
  • Jaw Stiffness
  • Clicking or Popping Sounds
  • Headaches or Earaches
  • Jaw Locking

TMJ Treatment Options

At Cleopatra Dental, we offer comprehensive TMJ treatment options in Huntington Beach tailored to each patient's unique needs and symptoms:

Conservative Therapies

Non-invasive approaches such as lifestyle modifications, stress management techniques, and jaw exercises may help alleviate TMJ symptoms.

Oral Appliances

Custom-fitted oral splints or mouthguards can help reposition the jaw, reduce muscle tension, and prevent teeth grinding or clenching, relieving TMJ-related discomfort.

Dental Procedures

In some cases, dental treatments such as occlusal adjustments, dental restorations, or orthodontic interventions may be recommended to address underlying dental issues contributing to TMJ dysfunction.