When chronic jaw or facial pain begins to affect your life, the best thing you can do is be proactive and visit your Oxnard TMJ dentist to discuss your best options in care. At Paradise Dental Arts, our skilled dentist has over 25 years of experience, and offers the latest and most effective methods of care for a sweeping range of dental issues. From the treatment of toothaches, to managing acute dental trauma, jaw pain, and TMJ jaw-joint disorders, our office provides the gentlest care with maximal precision. If you are experiencing pain or stiffness of the jaw, we are well equipped to address your issues and help to alleviate your discomfort.
Your lower jawbone is connected to your skull with a hinge-like joint that is located in front of each ear and called the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). This joint is essential for all manner of oral function , whether you’re chewing, speaking or swallowing. At the intersection of the jawbone and skull, there is a small disc which cushions the impact when the mouth is in use. Sometimes, a condition known as bruxism—the chronic clenching or grinding of teeth—can place this region under excess strain. In other cases, an improperly aligned bite or jaw alignment can affect the complex system of muscle, bones and discs of the jaw, in such a way as to precipitate a painful TMJ disorder. As a skilled and experienced Oxnard TMJ dentist, Dr. Fujii, will identify and treating the precise cause of your underlying jaw pain. He’ll perform a comprehensive analysis of your bite, checking for popping, clicking, stiffness and tenderness of the surrounding muscles. Every smile is unique and because of the varying nature of TMJ jaw-joint conditions, treatment approaches can vary.
If you have begun to experience pain or discomfort in your jaws, our experienced Oxnard TMJ dentist is equipped to help. Our practice offers a range of advanced services to address all your dental need. To learn more, call our friendly staff today!