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TMJ Dentist Dublin, CA

A TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint and Muscle) disorder may explain the pain you are having in your jaw when you move it, unexplained headaches, pain in your face, neck, ear or jaw, or the popping sounds from the two temporomandibular joints. At the Sharma Dental Center, Dublin, CA, we recommend that you schedule an appointment by calling us at (925) 833-6200 to determine the exact or combination of reasons for your TMJ disorder so that we can suggest non-invasive or invasive treatment methods to relieve your pain.

Pain due to a TMJ disorder is often due to tense muscles and joints that are forced to remain in the same position, which triggers pain in them, and in due course severe headaches and other symptoms. So, if you reside in Dublin or nearby areas, please schedule a dental consultation with our clinic so that we can understand your symptoms as unaddressed TMJ could further irritate your muscles and jaw and cause more discomfort.

What are the symptoms of TMJ?

Some signs of TMJ, such as pain in ear, neck, face, and severe headaches may or may not be directly attributed to your jaw, and patients might think they are due to an issue with their spine.

But the major and most obvious symptoms of a TMJ disorder are difficulty in biting and chewing, sounds of clicking or popping while closing and opening the jaw, and pain in the jaw. In severe cases, patients are unable to open their mouth, and experience distress throughout the day or in the morning.

Determining the cause of TMJ

Diagnosing the cause of the disorder is not easy. TMJ pain may be due to varied and combination of reasons including arthritis, genetics, or injury. While in other patients the dental condition may be due to stress-related or habitual teeth grinding and clenching: though some people with these habits may not necessarily develop TMJ.

Research indicates that TMJ may also be caused by bad posture, lack of sleep, poor diet, and defective cartilage in the TMJ joint, but the most common reason is night-time teeth grinding or clenching, which can manifest early in life.

How do we treat TMJ?

At Sharma Dental Center, we first recommend the least invasive treatment methods while cautioning patients not to over-stress their jaw joints.

Non-surgical methods and diet management

Non-surgical methods such as massage and a change in diet helps relieve the pain related to TMJ disorders, and the condition can be self-managed. We lay emphasis on eating habits as patients can further complicate their jaw problems by eating nuts and tough meat. Eating soft food reduces jaw pain significantly.

Night Guard

As teeth clenching and grinding is a major cause of TMJ, we recommend a night guard for patients to prevent the lower and upper teeth to be in contact, and this provides relief from pain. We also customize your night guard so that you can have a restful sleep.

We have a clear philosophy regarding treating TMJ disorders. We ask you if you have been recommended surgery by another dentist or dental practice, but still recommend that you begin the treatment with us by first getting a night guard made, monitor your treatment, and suggest invasive methods only when we have exhausted all non-invasive options. To know more about non-invasive TMJ solutions, please call Sharma Dental Center at (925) 833-6200 to speak with our experienced dental staff.

 

 

 

 

 

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I went to Sharma Dental late on a Saturday afternoon due to emergency. Dr Sharma was very accommodating, and patiently described the procedure clearly and accurately. I felt he cared about my concerns with pain. The procedure wound up being quick and painless, just like he described! His staff was also very professional and helpful.

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I had a problem of loose abutment in my dental implant.I visited-Sharma Dental Center. The issue was diagnosed in the most professional way and in one sitting abutment alignment and fixing was done. Dr.Sharma has state of the art-set up and well equipped. I recommend persons in need of Dental Care with human touch, must visit this clinic.

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Went to this new dental center on referral. I had a cleaning and cavity filling. Dr Chuang was very nice and professional. She let me know everything she was doing as she did it. Definitely kept me comfortable and kept my pain level managed. The facility is brand new so it is very clean and has some of the latest technology.

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Dr Chuang was very helpful and informative. She took good care of my teeth, frequently asking if I was comfortable and explained everything well. Learned how to floss properly and answered all my questions

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