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Sunnyvale, CA area dentists offer treatment for TMJ/TMD

Drs. Todd S. Adams and Derek H. Tang of Sunnyvale, CA are dental professionals who understand the complexities of the human mouth. In addition to helping patients with common issues such as tooth decay and periodontal disease, they also offer TMJ solutions and treatment to address a variety of symptoms that are associated with TMJ and TMD.

What is TMJ/TMD?

TMJ is an acronym for temporomandibular joint. This is the name of the joint that hinges the jaw so it can open and close. This is important for speaking and eating. However, some patients experience malfunction of this joint. The malfunction can result in various symptoms including:

  • Pain with opening and closing the mouth
  • Discomfort or popping of the jaw while eating/chewing
  • Locking of the jaw in the open or closed position
  • Tension headache
  • Clenching and grinding of the teeth (bruxism)
  • Clicking and cracking sounds while eating or speaking
  • Ear and neck pain
  • Persistent sore throats
  • Damage to the natural teeth and dental restorations

If you experience discomfort from this condition and are seeking TMJ solutions that work, it may be time to ask about treatments with Drs. Todd S. Adams and Derek H. Tang. Some of the following are recommended depending on the patient’s unique needs and the severity of their TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder):

  • Orthotic splints
  • Orthodontia
  • Dental crowns
  • Enamel reshaping
  • Night guards/mouthguards

Which treatment is right for me?

There are several different factors that need to be taken into consideration when choosing a dental solution for TMJ/TMD relief. During an evaluation with the patient, Drs. Todd S. Adams and Derek H. Tang will educate individuals on the various treatment options available and make a recommendation as to the ones that will work best for the patient’s condition. Severity and symptoms will often dictate the recommendation that they will make for an individual.

Are you struggling with TMJ/TMD problems?

If you want solutions for TMJ pain relief, we encourage you to call our office at (408) 355-9292 to book an appointment with our providers. With the help of our team, patients can enjoy the benefits of reduced tension, headaches, and tooth damage using an oral appliance. The office is located at 1555 Sunnyvale Saratoga Road and accepts new patients.