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TMJ


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More About TMJ


TMJ refers to the temporomandibular joint (the jaw joint) that connects your lower jawbone to your skull. We are constantly using these joints during the day. Without them, we would not be able to speak or eat so effortlessly.

TMD (temporomandibular disorder) is the common pain and inflammation that affects these joints and can result in many excruciating physical and psychological issues.  Symptoms include:

Jaw Pain

Restricted Jaw Movement

Clicking Sound with Movement

Difficulty Opening the Jaw (Chewing and Talking)

Trouble Sleeping

Back and Neck Pain

Ear Aches

Headaches

Migraines

Dealing with a health problem that causes chronic pain can often extend symptoms well beyond the physical, resulting in behavioral and mental problems such as depression and anxiety. Call our office today to learn more.

If you have self diagnosed your symptoms and are not ready to see a specialist, it’s important for you to try and reduce the pain with some of these at home tips:

  • Consciously relax your face.
  • Throw out that pack of gum.
  • Make an effort to chew food evenly on each side of your mouth.
  • Sit up straight and try not to sit with your chin rested on your hand.
  • Apply ice and moist heat to the area to minimize pain and inflammation.

Common Questions


What are some causes of TMJ?
  • Inflammation
  • Sore Muscles
  • Strained Tendons and Ligaments
  • Disk Problems
What happens after a TMJ consultation?

Once our doctor has seen you for a consultation, you’ll be given a breakdown of what’s going on and a treatment plan on how to best address your symptoms.

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Why Choose Our Practice


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With professional dental services, a comfortable environment, and welcoming care, our team want to help you make those remarkable moments in your life shine brighter with your smile.

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Our qualified financial team will do all it can to make sure that expense does not prevent you from receiving the quality care you need and desire. We have developed different financial options to help you facilitate your goals.

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We serve the great people of Mission Viejo and Orange County. We look forward to providing you with the professional, progressive dental care and customer service our patients have come to expect.

Our Satisfied Patients


At Dentist 4U we love our patients. We are grateful to have such awesome patients who have taken time to share their experiences on Google, Facebook, and other online sources.

"Today I had an appointment with Dr. Alvarez and I must say it was a wonderful painless experience. Dr and staff did an amazing job explaining all my needs and answered all my questions asked..."

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