If you place your hands directly below your ears, on either side of your face, you’ll find the temporomandibular joints, also referred to as the TMJ. These joints are among the most complex in the entire human body, and act as a hinge to connect your upper and lower jaws. If you experience pain or discomfort when you move you jaw, visit our 92065 TMJ dentist at the office of Dr. Grant Liske to find out if a customized night guard can help. We provide advanced, personalized treatment to alleviate TMJ disorder, improving your health and sense of wellbeing.
Every time you swallow, speak, chew or yawn, your TMJ are hard at work. If you notice a clicking or popping sound when you move your mouth, if your jaw locks or is difficult to move, or if you have facial pain around your ears or mouth, be sure to discuss these symptoms with our 92065 TMJ dentist. Our dentist will evaluate your symptoms, discuss with you your dental and medical history and perform a comprehensive examination to accurately diagnose TMJ disorder. A number of factors can contribute to TMJ disorder, such as misaligned teeth, dental injuries, arthritis and bruxism. Bruxism refers a habit of grinding your teeth at night, which places excess strain on the joints and muscles in the jaw. A customized night guard can help alleviate pressure on the TMJ by keeping your teeth slightly separated while you sleep. We design your night guard to fit comfortably and precisely, and will take the time to teach you how to properly utilize and care for it.
At the office of Dr. Grant Liske, we provide leading-edge solutions for all your dental healthcare needs. With a customized night guard our 92065 TMJ dentist can provide much needed from the discomfort of TMJ disorder. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call today.