Treatments for TMJ Disorders in Brentwood Area

Treatments for TMJ disorders and associated pain relief with Brentwood area dentist

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The TMJ is a jaw joint more commonly known as the temporomandibular joint. This is the joint that is responsible for hinging and upper and low jaw so it can open and close. When this joint malfunctions, patients may experience pain and locking of the jaw. Dr. Jamil Alkhoury and the team of Brentwood Family Dental in Brentwood, CA provide not only the diagnosis of TMJ, but treatments for this disorder that can offer full functionality and pain relief.

What is a TMJ disorder?

The dysfunction of the TMJ is commonly diagnosed as TMJ disorder, or TMD. When patients are dealing with the following symptoms, they may have TMD:

  • Locking of the jaw joint in the open or closed position
  • Pain radiating from the jaw out to the neck and shoulders
  • Clicking and popping noise from the jaw joint
  • Difficulty eating properly due to pain symptoms

With a proper diagnosis of TMD, patients can work with their dentist to discuss the benefits of treatment. In most cases, TMD is treated with the use of a specialized oral appliance that ensures the jaw joint is aligned properly. At the same time, the appliance can protect the smile from clenching and grinding that often go hand-in-hand with this condition. With the use of an oral appliance, patients will enjoy pain relief while reducing the tension that can cause chronic headaches and migraines for individuals.
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How is TMJ diagnosed?

A diagnosis of TMJ/TMD often occurs when patients present the above symptoms. Patients who talk openly with their dentist about their concerns can then have a physical evaluation performed. This might include x-rays to check the alignment of the jaw and jaw joint and determine the source of the problem. Once the condition is diagnose, the dentist will suggest treatment options, including oral appliance therapy.

Brentwood, CA area patients considering TMJ treatment can call Brentwood Family Dental

Dr. Jamil Alkhoury and his staff work with patients that have received a diagnosis of TMJ disorder to provide solutions for their needs. If you are struggling with this condition and want to work with an experienced professional to achieve relief, call the practice at 925-344-5296 and visit our facility.

Dr. Jamil Alkhoury

Dr. Jamil Alkhoury

Dr Jamil Alkhoury believes dentists to be artists. Taking care of another person’s teeth is definitely an art in which Dr Jamil Alkhoury is an expert. Having graduated from University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) with a degree in Advanced Education in General Dentistry, he has always focused on the well-being of his patients. Brentwood family dental headed by Dr Jamil Alkhoury offers a wide range of services. He always keeps in touch with the developments in the field, to serve his purpose to the best of his abilities.

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