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Can Cosmetic Dentistry Treat TMJ?

Posted August 17, 2010 in Home

Do you suffer from temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)? If your jaw is misaligned and causes you pain, then you may be an ideal candidate for TMJ treatment. At my Beverly Hills practice, I offer the most up-to-date techniques for patients who want to alleviate this problem. Through cosmetic dentistry, a person’s jaw can be repositioned and TMJ symptoms can be diminished.

When meeting with patients, I thoroughly examine their oral structure and take X-rays in order to determine the cause of TMJ. Oftentimes, teeth grinding (bruxing) and clenching can lead to tension in the jaw, which may swell and cause difficulty when opening and/or closing the mouth. To relieve joint pain and protect the teeth from enamel attrition, patients are recommended to wear occlusal guards. These can prevent the teeth from grinding at night and wearing down the enamel; in some cases, this guard may be necessary during the day time. In addition, a dental makeover may be another step to correcting TMJ symptoms. Braces or Invisalign ® trays, porcelain veneers, dental implants and crowns are available at my practice.

You may learn more regarding these procedures by browsing my website at We can discuss your options during an initial consultation in order to create a personalized treatment plan.