Do you suffer from jaw pain, but you’re not sure why? Are you dealing with a painful bite, or maybe suffering from migraines? You may have a TMJ disorder. Shook Dental Care in San Pedro, CA can identify whether your symptoms indicate TMJ disorder and then help you figure out a way to find the relief you desperately need. Call our office at 310-982-6333 to schedule a time to come in and speak to Dr. Shook.
What Is TMJ?
TMJ is related to issues in the joint that connects your jaw to your skull. Problems in this joint can cause a myriad of symptoms, like headaches. The muscles in the joint stretch from the base of your jaw up into your temple region, giving these disorders the power to produce migraine symptoms. Some other symptoms of TMJ disorders include:
- Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)
- Tooth Pain
- Painful Bite
- Clicking in Your Jaw
How Can Dr. Shook Help Me?
Nightguards and Splints – These oral appliances have been a proven TMJ treatment for many of our patients. They take the pressure off the jaw joint and give your body a chance to heal the damage on its own. Your custom-fit appliance will also prevent you from grinding your teeth at night.
Laser Therapy – Ask Dr. Shook how our dental lasers can help you manage the pain and other symptoms of your TMJ disorder.
Patient Coaching – Dr. Shook can also recommend some simple behavioral and lifestyle changes that may result in the pain relief you need.
Get Past the Pain of TMJ with Our Help
Call our San Pedro, CA dental office today at 310-982-6333 to schedule your consultation. Our online form is another way to request your appointment. TMJ causes pain and can make everyday life difficult, but Shook Dental Care will help you get the relief you deserve.