Our Highly Trained Dentists Offer Effective Treatments for TMJ Disorders
Many of us suffer chronic facial pain near our ears or jaw without knowing exactly why. The joints, composed of bone, muscles, and ligaments that let us open and move our jaws, are our temporomandibular joints, or TMJ for short, and are subject to a disorder called TMD. The condition can make it difficult to chew, can cause clicking or popping noises when opening our mouths, and can even lead to headaches and neck pain.
The TMJ are some of the more complex joints in our body and not every dentist is equipped to handle them. Beverly Hills dentist Dr. Mehdi Nayssan, D.D.S., however, is an expert at diagnosing and treating disorders of these joints and has attended a specialized TMJ Residency Program at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) to learn everything about them. His accurate diagnosis and caring treatment of even the most difficult cases has brought relief to many patients.
While TMJ disorder and pain can come from a number of traumatic sources, including dislocation and injury to the face, jaw, or neck, it may also stem from arthritis or other diseases, and stress or the way your teeth fit together can also lead to TMJ pain. Diagnosing the cause of a TMD is frequently challenging, and this is where Dr. Nayssan’s expertise can provide a quicker relief than you may get elsewhere.
Diagnosing the cause of your TMJ pain may include x-rays and checking for tenderness in and around the joints. An impression or cast of your teeth may disclose how your teeth fit together, and depending on the results of these and other examinations, a treatment plan will be discussed with you. Sometimes prescribed exercises can help, and we will be sure to make sure that if medical treatment is needed, that you get the best possible care.
If you’re suffering from facial, neck, or jaw pain, now is the best time to contact us at or arrange a consultation through our website. Our friendly, caring staff can set you right up, and our lavish, attentive service will leave you feeling like royalty. For more information on TMJ, please visit The TMJ Association.