The TMJ, also known as “Temporomandibular Joint” is a joint in the jaw that sometimes causes problems for individuals. Known as TMJ syndrome or TMJ disorder, this joint can cause headaches, neck pain, ear pain, and jaw problems such as locking, clicking, or popping.
Many patients who have been diagnosed with TMJ pain may be looking for a viable treatment option. While treatments vary depending on the severity of the issue, as well as how a patient’s jaw reacts to treatment, many individuals find the best results with an oral appliance. Dr. Mungcal of Downtown Dental in LA offers custom-made oral appliances that can help relieve TMJ pain associated with TMJ disorder.
When Dr. Mungcal makes an oral appliance for TMJ patients, he will first discuss the problems they are experiencing. Some patients may have more of an issue with muscle tension; while others may find they clench or grind their teeth unknowingly due to this disorder. Once Dr. Mungcal has determined the need for an oral appliance, he will then have a patient fitted for one that works best to ease their symptoms. These oral appliances are a wonderful treatment for TMJ pain. They are made from high quality professional-grade plastic, and fit over either the upper or lower teeth. This is done to help protect the teeth from grinding, clenching, and pain caused by muscle tension. Many patients find that this is the most effective way of addressing their TMJ pain.
While there are other treatments for TMJ pain, most find that oral appliances by Downtown Dental in LA will provide the fastest, most noninvasive way to address the problems associated with this joint disorder. Additionally, many patients find that their oral appliance is sometimes covered by their dental insurance, providing both physical and financial relief!
Downtown Dental is staffed with warm, caring individuals who understand how important your dental health is to your entire body. With a state-of-the-art facility and flexible payment plans and financial options, patients enjoy their experience with this LA dental office.
If you are considering treatment options for TMJ pain, call Downtown Dental today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mungcal.