Brentwood and Oakley, California area patients can enjoy therapy for TMJ with a dental professional
By Dr. Jamil Alkhoury
Dr. Jamil Alkhoury and the staff of Brentwood Family Dental provide Oakley, California area patients with solutions for a variety of dental concerns. Patients who have been diagnosed with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder or TMD (temporomandibular disorder) are often interested in finding therapy for reducing their discomfort.
What is TMJ/TMD?
While the terms are often used interchangeably, they are not the same. TMJ stands for the joint itself which hinges the lower jaw to the skull. TMD is the disorder that causes this joint to malfunction. TMD can affect the way a patient talks, eats, and sleeps. The joint may lock up or pop during everyday activities. To address this issue, Dr. Jamil Alkhoury may suggest the benefits of TMJ treatment.
Signs of TMJ dysfunction
There are many symptoms associated with the TMJ malfunctioning. They may include the following:
- Popping and clicking noises when opening or closing the mouth to talk or chew, sometimes associated with pain
- The jaw becomes stuck in the open or closed position
- Tenderness or pain around the jaw joint or radiating o the face, neck, shoulders, and the ears
- Difficulty in opening the mouth all the way
- A fatigued feeling in the face
- Difficulty chewing
- Poor bite alignment
- Swelling on the side of the face
Additionally, patients with this condition may also experience other problems, which may not seem to be connected such as hearing problems, tinnitus, dizziness, and toothaches.
Schedule a visit with Dr. Jamil Alkhoury to learn more
TMJ can be extremely problematic for patients in the area of Oakley, California. At Brentwood Family Dental, we can provide effective solutions. Contact our practice at 925-344-5296 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Jamil Alkhoury at our conveniently located practice at 4411 Balfour Road, Suite C. We welcome new patients into our family-friendly facility.
Last Updated - March 2017
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