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Jaw Pain & TMJ

Are you experiencing pain in your jaw and ear? Do you have a popping or clicking sound when you open your mouth? Have you been suffering from headaches? These are just a few symptoms that could indicate that you may be suffering from TMD.

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Chronic Jaw Pain

TMD is a disorder with the temporomandibular joint that connects the skull to the jaw.

TMD is chronic and needs to be diagnosed and treated by a professional. Dr. Bijan Afar and the team at Sunset Plaza Dental understand TMD and the impact it has on our patients’ lives. If you think you may be suffering from TMD, give us a call so that we can get you a diagnosis and start a treatment plan. No need to suffer from jaw pain anymore! We can help!

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What Is TMD And How Is It Treated?

TMD stands for Temporomandibular Joint Disorder and is often confused with TMJ which stands for the joint itself. The TMJ is the joint that connects the jawbone to the skull. You have two, one on each side of your head. Even though it’s hard to diagnose a cause for TMD, the symptoms are painful and chronic and can make life difficult. Some of the symptoms of TMJ include jaw or ear pain, neck or shoulder pain, chronic headaches or migraines, clicking sounds when you open and close your mouth, difficulty when chewing, and throat pain. TMD must be managed over time and requires a knowledgeable team to treat it successfully.

The team at Sunset Plaza Dental in West Hollywood recognizes TMD as a painful yet manageable condition that needs to be treated long-term. That being said, we can develop long-term treatment plans that will help ease your pain and get your life back to normal. Although there is no cure for TMD, it can be treated with various medicines, mouth guards, dental work, and, in some more severe cases, dental surgery.

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