Great dental care is about more than just your teeth. A good dentist is also skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting the mouth and jaw. One common jaw problem is called temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ. Enjoy a pain-free life by receiving the best TMJ treatment La Mesa has to offer.
The Temporomandibular Joint is the hinge like joint connecting your jawbone to the skull. TMJ disorder is characterized by pain or discomfort in the jaw.
Several types of problems can lead to TMJ disorders. For example, arthritis may have damaged the cartilage in the joint, or an injury may impact the tissue. Fortunately, most cases of TMJ can be treated non-surgically.
Common symptoms include:
“I suffered from TMJ headaches for a few years. When I went to Dr. Feinberg for the first time he pointed out that I might be suffering from TMJ, and offered a TMJ treatment plan. First doctor to solve my problem. I am so grateful to Dr. Feinberg and his staff! I now tell all my friends that he has the best TMJ treatment in La Mesa!”
Dr. Feinberg has been lauded for providing his patients in La Mesa TMJ treatment that truly resolves their problems. This is because he begins by listening to patients and performing a careful examination to assess their symptoms.
During your appointment, Dr. Feinberg will listen to and feel the motion of your jaw as you open and close your mouth. He may gently press on areas surrounding your jaw to identify the points that cause the most discomfort. Depending on the severity of your TMJ problem, Dr. Feinberg may recommend that you receive X-rays, a CT scan, or an MRI. This can help him determine the extent of the damage.
After a careful assessment of your problem, Dr. Feinberg will work with you to create an effective treatment plan. In many cases, non-surgical treatments can correct the problem. This might include:
The first step towards a beautiful, healthy smile is to schedule an appointment.
Please contact our office by phone or complete the appointment request form. Our scheduling coordinator will contact you to confirm your appointment.
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