Find Lasting Headache Relief with Treatment for TMJ Disorder & Your Downtown LA Dentist

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Do you often wake up with an aching head, neck, jaw, or shoulders? Have you tried changing pillows and sleeping positions, only to find that the persistent pain remains? For many men and women, soreness in the face, jaw, and head are daily experiences caused by temporomandibular joint dysfunction, also known as TMJ disorder or TMD. As your experienced TMJ disorder dentist in Los Angeles, CA, Dr. Don Mungcal would like to help you overcome the constant pain caused by this condition with comprehensive TMD therapy.

Understanding TMJ Disorder & Treatment

When you open and close your mouth, you are utilizing a variety of muscles and two complex, triangular joints called your temporomandibular joints. The TMJ serves as the junction between the jaw and the skull, allowing you to chew, speak, yawn, and move your jaw forward and backward. When the nerves, muscles, and cartilage that surround these joints become inflamed or otherwise irritated, the result is pain that can radiate throughout the face, neck, jaw, and even down into the shoulders and back.

The primary cause for pain is a bite that is misaligned and persistent clenching of the jaw. One of the most effective treatments for TMJ disorder involves the use of a custom oral splint, often called a nightguard. This comfortable, completely personalized appliance is worn only while you sleep, and it helps prevent undue stress on the TMJ and the surrounding musculature. If you’re tired of spending every fighting through headaches and pain caused by TMJ disorder, allow us to help. We want to give you the level of comfort and oral health you deserve.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

There has never been a better time to take the first step toward lasting TMJ pain relief with Dr. Mungcal. With the latest technology in the industry and a genuinely caring touch, our team can help you rediscover life without constant pain. Contact us today to schedule your consultation, and experience the difference our TMJ disorder therapy can make in your daily life. Dr. Mungcal and his staff are privileged to serve families from throughout downtown LA and the surrounding areas. We can’t wait to become your trusted partners in your pursuit of improved oral health.

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Oral Cancer Screening Video

Oral Cancer Screening Video
Every patient at Downtown Dental undergoes a thorough check for oral cancer and other dental health issues. This video shows how it’s done. Transcript
Here at downtown Dental, we take oral health and cancer screenings very serious. This month is November and it's the month of oral health cancer awareness and screenings. Every patient we examined thoroughly, we look and we check their lips, tongue and we check for any abnormalities or bumps. At home you should also check to make sure that everything looks okayLeava is going to demonstrate what in oral health cancer screening is and what we examine. So, we first start off by checking all the lips. We make sure that the lips look healthy and that we palpate them, which is touching them and making sure that there's nothing anormal. Then we go into the mucosa and check the cheeks. We're going to look and check the hard palate as well as the soft palate. This might tickle a little. We checked the posterior of the tongue. Do you, Viola, go ahead and say, aaaaaa. We check the lateral sides of the tongue. Go ahead and sit your tongue showed up great. And we also check the floor of the mouth. Get the tongue to the roof of your mouth. Good all clear. Oral cancer is especially important to check the patients who are smokers, alcohol drinkers and we thank you for watching the video.

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