TMJ Treatment in Modesto, CA
If your jaw joint is damaged or there is too much pressure on the jaw because of a teeth grinding habit, you may have a TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder (TMD). Dr. Roy Morita has helped many patients find relief from TMJ pain and can put together a custom treatment plan to address sleep apnea, teeth grinding, and related conditions.
You may experience TMJ pain when the jaw joint is compromised in some way. If you have a locked jaw or your teeth are not coming together properly, you may need an occlusal adjustment to restore the bite and get relief from pain.
Some of the most noticeable symptoms of TMJ include:
- Persistent jaw pain
- Difficulty chewing
- Locking of the jaw joint
- Frequent toothaches
- Headaches and migraines
- Muscle spasms
TEETH GRINDING AND TMJ
We have found many patients with a habit of grinding their teeth experience TMJ issues. This is because a teeth grinding habit can put excess pressure on the certain parts of the jaw which can cause deterioration of the joint and jaw damage. Dr. Morita can help you break a teeth grinding habit to reduce the risk of TMJ and restore your jaw health.
SLEEP APNEA AND TMJ CONNECTION
TMD has been linked to sleep apnea in cases where the jaw joint is misaligned, causing an obstruction of the airway. Sleep apnea is a serious condition that interrupts a person’s breathing during sleep. It is often recognized by loud snoring, feeling tired throughout the day and dry throat. Dr. Morita has treatment options available and encourages anyone experiencing any symptoms to contact us immediately.
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