TMJ is the joint that connects the lower and upper jaw. The term TMJ stands for Temporo-mandibular Joint. This is one of the most complex joints in the entire body, capable of forward and backward movement, rotations, and side-to-side movements. TMJ often refers to complications and problems with this joint. Some of the most common symptoms of TMJ problems are:

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  • Pain
  • Limited movement of the lower jaw
  • Clicking sounds
  • Muscle spasms
  • Locking of the jaw

At our Cameron Park dentist office we understand that TMJ can present itself in different ways and your need for all the information and fee structures before we talk treatment. We strive to answer all your questions on TMJ and keep our dental fees within your budget. We offer an $37 x-ray, exam and cleaning special along with other discounts.

Some potential causes of the disease include genetics, hormones, low-level infections, auto-immune diseases, trauma, and clenching or grinding of the teeth. Diagnosis and evaluation of such conditions are performed by dentists experienced in TMJ problems and treatments. Some common treatments are Night Guards, Bite Guards, and Bite Adjustments. Your dentist can guide you toward the best treatment for you.

If you experience any TMJ problems or symptoms and you live in or around Cameron Park, give us a call today! We’re located in the Safeway Shopping Center off highway 50. The doctor will be happy to evaluate your situation and offer the best treatment possible.