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All Gain, No Pain With Effective Treatments for TMJ and Bruxism

Relief From the Pain of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

San Dieguito Dental Group is skilled in the treatment of Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ ) disorder and offers therapies to target cases from mild to severe. Both Dr LeFebvre and Dr Cordonnier have extensive advanced training in the treatment of TMJ issues. Many TMJ issues can be often be alleviated with simple, noninvasive procedures, providing relief in hours! If you are suffering from the jaw pain and migraines of TMJ or bruxism call our office to schedule a consultation and discover how we can help you to feel better, more like yourself.

Symptoms of TMJ

  • Head, neck, face and jaw pain
  • Toothaches and earaches
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Clicking sounds when the jaw opens and closes
  • Inability to open or close the mouth
  • What is the Right TMJ Treatment For You?

    What Causes TMJ?

    • Bruxism (grinding teeth)
    • Teeth clenching
    • Injury from sports or accidents
    • Rheumatoid arthritis
    • Osteoarthritis

    Treatment for Jaw Pain Customized to Your Needs

    Mild symptoms can often be relieved with simple at-home remedies like warm compresses, anti-inflammatory medications, or a temporary soft-food diet. Muscle stretches are also helpful. However, one of the most effective treatments is a night guard, a customized appliance that prevents bruxism and maintains proper positioning of your jaw.

    What Is Bruxism?

    Bruxism, or grinding your teeth, mostly occurs at night when you are sleeping. A night guard is typically recommended to prevent your teeth from making contact. This protects your enamel and your tooth structure while helping relieve the tension in your jaw.

    What Is an Occlusal Adjustment (Bite Adjustment)?

    Have you ever gotten a new crown only to find that your teeth do not fit together properly any longer? Or perhaps your bite has never felt solid? You probably needed an occlusal, or bite, adjustment. Our doctors at San Dieguito Dental Group have extensive training in this area. An occlusal adjustment is the art of fine tuning your bite so all your teeth touch evenly. With this treatment, our doctors determine the point where your teeth come into contact and precisely adjust the tooth or restoration; restoring your jaws’ ability to join comfortably.

See What Our Pateints Are Saying About Us!

TMJ Patient Testimonial - Jacob H.

Everyone at the practice was very friendly and helpful! I felt that my dental health was really their top prioritiy instead of trying to sell me on different procedures.

Jacob H.
TMJ Patient Testimonial - Anonymous

All staff were very professional and made feel very comfortable before and during my dental cleaning. I have already recommended San Dieguito Dental Group to my colleges.

TMJ Patient Testimonial - Daniel D.

The dentist and hygienist were extremely professional in the way that they approach my visit. The advice given for the continued care of my gums is appreciated.

Daniel D.
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