TMJ Disorder & Therapy | Newport Beach, CA
TMJ disorder is a condition that can be very tricky. Many people are affected with dysfunctional jaw joints without their knowledge. If your jaw muscles tend to feel tired all the time, or your jaw pops or clicks when you open and close your mouth, it is possible that you have TMJ disorder.
I recommend Dr. Spath. He is very organized, confident, and explains exactly what he is going to do. He did a very thorough examination of my teeth, both with x-rays and observation. He told me the results of his findings, made recommendations and asked questions of my expectations. Dr. Spath replaced a front bridge, added a crown for cosmetic reasons, cleaned my teeth and made them whiter than they have ever been. He is very conscientious, caring and very professional. I am very pleased with the work he has completed for me.
TMJ OR TMD
TMJs are the joints located at the back of each side of the jaw. It is these joints, the Temporomandibular joints, that facilitate the various movements the jaw makes. As a result of misalignment, trauma, or another problem, these joints may become unduly stressed to a point where dysfunction occurs (TMD). In many cases, the solution to resolving TMJ is very simple. If the condition is untreated, however, teeth may become excessively worn and chronic pain may develop.
- The formation of new gaps in between teeth
- Shift in bite
- Soreness or stiffness in jaw muscles
- Generalized facial pain
- Difficulty chewing or pain when chewing
- Chronic headaches
- Fractures or chips in teeth
- Overcrowding of teeth
- Limited jaw mobility
- Grating, popping, or clicking sounds when the jaw moves