Have you ever wondered how you can treat tension or clicking in your jaw? Here at Prime Dental Group, our dentist can provide advanced TMJ treatment to help you finally achieve comfort in your smile. If you are curious to learn how you can benefit from TMJ treatment in Ventura, California, give our team a call today at (805) 644-0600 and set up an appointment with Dr. Jintaek Lee!

TMJ therapy, also known as temporomandibular joint treatment, is focused on correcting a misaligned jaw. TMJ, or TMD, is a disorder that happens when the joint that connects to the lower jaw becomes injured or shifts out of place, causing discomfort and misalignment. This most often happens due to teeth grinding (bruxism), arthritis, and head, neck or jaw injury.

Common symptoms of TMJ are:

  • Headaches
  • Discomfort in the neck, shoulders and ears
  • Trouble chewing and talking
  • Locked jaw
  • Difficulty opening the mouth wide
  • Popping or clicking sounds in the jaw

Our dentist may suggest different treatment options, depending on the severity of your TMJ disorder. These options can include muscle exercises, dietary changes, a mouth or night guard, and, in more intensive cases, jaw surgery. After determining the extent of the treatment needed, our dentist will create a treatment plan with you to help you find the relief you need.

If you have recently had severe trauma to the head, neck or shoulders, we recommend also seeing your family physician or checking in to the emergency room before seeking treatment from our dentist.

For more information about our treatments for TMJ disorder, contact our dental office and schedule an appointment with our knowledgeable dentist today.