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Suffering from Pain Related to TMJ Disorder?

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder can result in chronic jaw pain, intense and chronic headaches/migraines, and severe teeth grinding that can affect your ability to achieve a sound night’s rest. The temporomandibular joints are the “hinges” that allow the mouth to open and close effectively; without them, we wouldn’t be able to laugh, speak or even eat. While the exact underlying cause of TMJ disorder is unclear, it is known that teeth misalignment can result in grinding, which produces significant stress on the jawbone, which often results in common symptoms associated with TMJ syndrome. At Ortega Dental Care in San Juan Capistrano, CA, Dr. Nader Ghiassi and his team of dental experts can provide you with the care and treatment you need to get a sound and healthy night’s sleep.

Are You Suffering from TMJ Disorder Symptoms?

World-Class Treatment for TMJ Syndrome

At Ortega Dental Care in San Juan Capistrano, CA, our team knows full well how stressful and debilitating the symptoms of TMJ disorder can be. This is why we offer fully customized treatment plans that are built around your unique, personal situation. After an in-depth examination with Dr. Ghiassi, we will attempt to identify what is at the root of your TMJ disorder. From there, our team will be able to develop a unique and highly effective treatment plan built around you and your specific symptoms. Common TMJ disorder treatments include:


TMJ Disorder Mouthguards and Splints

Custom-fabricated dental mouthguards/splints can often be effective at properly aligning the teeth, thereby avoiding the nightly grinding/clenching that result in stress on the temporomandibular joint. Using advanced digital imagery, Dr. Ghiassi will prepare a detailed impression of your teeth that will be used to fabricate a fully customized mouthguard, which will effectively align your teeth and prevent much of the pain and symptoms associated with TMJ disorder. Dental mouthguards create a barrier between the top and bottom arches, eliminating the potential for your teeth to clash and grind at night.



In more severe instances of misaligned teeth (malocclusion), dental mouthguards/splints may not be enough to achieve the effect you need. In these instances, orthodontics may be required to permanently correct the problem and prevent painful symptoms related to teeth grinding and clenching. Traditional braces, Invisalign® and other orthodontic treatments produce wonderful results that can eliminate pain and discomfort related to TMJ disorder.


Occlusal Adjustment

As we have already outlined, malocclusion (misaligned bite) can produce excessive grinding day and night, resulting in symptoms and pain commonly associated with pressure on the temporomandibular joint. Occlusal adjustment is a viable option for many at Ortega Dental Care, and is often as simple as removing excess tooth enamel that results in a misaligned bite. The removal of excess enamel helps to straighten the teeth, thereby easing TMJ disorder symptoms by reducing unnecessary stress on the jaw joint.

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