TMJ & TMD Treatment
When you have constant jaw or facial pain, you may be suffering from temporomandibular joint disorder, referred to as TMJ or TMD. When the jaw joint or the muscle surrounding the joint become stressed or worn out, they can become painful and cause functional issues in the jaw. At Vista Dental Care, we offer effective general dentistry treatment for TMD/TMJ at our friendly office in Ontario, CA.
The temporomandibular joint and surrounding muscles can become damaged, causing pain or discomfort. Patients with TMJ or TMD often have an aching jaw or pain in the facial area around the jaw. There can be a clicking or popping sound when the jaw is opened or closed. In some cases, the jaw may be difficult to open or become "locked" in place.
To treat TMJ, we first must diagnose the issue. Dr. Michael Min is an expert at diagnosing and treating temporomandibular joint disorders. He can determine the best option for providing relief from pain and discomfort while providing the joint with support.
Jaw Pain, Facial Pain Relief!
Although there is not one specific cause of TMJ, often it can occur in people that clench their jaw or grind their teeth at night. One treatment that can provide relief for patients with TMD is a customized nightguard. This oral appliance adjusts the jaw while you sleep, relieving pressure on the joint and muscles. It also prevents teeth grinding, protecting your teeth from damage while you sleep. An extra benefit is that it can help with snoring. Dr. Min can customize the nightguard to perfectly fit your mouth so it is comfortable while you sleep. You can wake up each morning without the pain and discomfort you have been experiencing due to pressure on your jaw.
If you think you may be suffering from TMJ/TMD, contact Vista Dental Care today to schedule an appointment. We can help determine if that is the cause of your jaw or facial pain and find a treatment that will give you relief.
I recommend this location to anyone looking for a new dentist. It was my first time here and Dr. Min and his staff were very welcoming and very professional. I had a root canal done and it was completely pain free.
I've been coming here for about a year and a half, and Dr. Min and his staff are always so professional and accommodating. From routine filings to getting my wisdom teeth taken out, they've always taken the best care of me. I would recommend them to anyone.
The staff are always so friendly and helpful. My kids hate going to the dentist but they don't mind coming here. Dr. Min is great with kids off all ages. Thank you Vista Dental for all your hard work and great customer service
The waiting room is clean, bright, and has lot of space. The assistants are quick and helpful. The dentist was really nice. And we went into to get x-rays and to see the doctor right on our appointment time. I went here based on the google reviews and they are super accurate about this place, it's fantastic!
Great experience as I'm one who are so afraid of going to a dentist!! Love that they send reminders, they don't overbook patients, and the treatments are fast, painless and very professional. I finally found a dentist that I would not hesitate to see whenever I need any dental work done. The staff are passionate, the hygienist is great, and the waiting time is great! I highly recommend Vista Dental Care in Ontario!