TMJ Exams in San Pedro
Smile Emporium provides TMJ examinations to patients in the San Pedro are experiencing pain in and around the jaw. The temporomandibular joint, known as the jaw joint, is responsible for the opening and closing movements of the jaw. When the joint tissue in the jaw joint becomes aggravated and/or there is a deterioration of or damage to the joint tissue, patients experience a number of uncomfortable symptoms:
Pain and tenderness in the jaw area Aching in and around the ears Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) Discomfort while chewing Headaches Dizziness
For many patients, TMJ is caused by one of a number of situations: injury, teeth clenching or grinding, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis.
Relief from Painful TMJ
Once our skilled dentists have assessed your jaw pain, we may recommend a number of treatments. For most cases of TMJ, over-the-counter pain relievers and cold compresses provide relief to patients. If your case is more advanced, we may suggest using a mouth guard to eliminate teeth grinding and to ward off the damage caused by teeth clenching. Should your pain persist, orthodontic appliances might be needed to stop your painful symptoms.
Contact Us Today
Patients in the San Pedro area experiencing jaw pain have a trusted, skilled dental practice they can turn to. Call Smile Emporium today at (424) 224-7300 to schedule your free consultation with a TMJ specialist.