TMJ Treatment – Laguna Niguel, CA

Lasting Relief for Jaw Pain and Headaches

Animated demonstrating area impacted by T M J treatment

Chronic pain of any kind can eventually take its toll on your body, mental state, and quality of life. If you have persistent jaw pain or suffer from constant headaches, Dr. Anderson can check to see if the problem lies in your TMJ. He can then develop a treatment plan based on the root of your TMJ pain so that you don’t have to worry about pain or limited jaw movement on a daily basis. Call today to schedule a consultation to discuss your options for TMJ treatment in Laguna Niguel, CA.

Why Choose Orange County Center for Sedation Dentistry for TMJ Treatment?

  • Fully Personalized Treatment Plans
  • Friendly, Experienced Dentist and Team
  • Sedation for Anxious Patients

What is TMJ?

Person in need of T M J treatment holding jaw in pain

Put your fingers right beneath your ear and open your mouth; do you feel hinges moving? That is your TMJ, or temporomandibular joint for short. It’s one of the most complex joints in the body, and there are various ways it can become strained or injured. If you have a stiff and painful jaw, frequent headaches, persistent earaches, or pain in your neck and other areas, you could have a TMJ disorder (or TMD for short).

How We Treat TMJ

Dentist holding occlusal appliance for T M J therapy

First, we need to confirm that the source of the problem really is your TMJ. We’ll take X-rays of the joint and test the mobility of the jaw to see if there are any problems. The treatment we recommend will depend on what we find. For example, sometimes the problem might lie in the way your teeth come together, which calls for an occlusal adjustment. In other cases, you can wear an occlusal splint to protect your teeth and hold the jaw in a more relaxed position.