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.