TMJ Treatment in Indian Wells, CA

Southeast Dental Group | Indian Wells, CA

What is TMJ Disorder?

The temporomandibular joint, also known as TMJ, is located beneath the ear, connecting each side of the skull to the lower jaw. The TMJ supports the motion of opening and closing the mouth, and moving the jaw side to side. Without it, you wouldn’t be able to chew or speak.

If you experience any problems with this joint, like TMJ deterioration or functional impairment, it’s likely you’re suffering from a condition called temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD. Dr. Feld has put together a guide for recognizing common TMD symptoms and how our team at Southeast Dental Group can help relieve your pain.

Jaw Relief With TMJ Therapy

Here at Southeast Dental Group, Dr. Feld and our exceptional team will go the extra mile to find the most effective treatment to help relieve your pain. We feature custom-made, comfortable oral appliances as an effective solution for relieving TMJ pain. 

These appliances are worn overnight to prevent teeth grinding or clenching while sleeping, reducing pressure on your jaw, teeth, and neighboring structures. Depending on the severity of your TMD, Dr. Feld may recommend an alternative treatment, like repositioning your jaw, to reduce TMJ symptoms.

The Benefits of Treatment

Seeking treatment for TMJ disorder is extremely beneficial in eliminating pain and discomfort, as well as:

  • Increasing comfort while sleeping
  • Reducing jaw stress, including bruxism
  • Relieving aches associated with TMJ
  • Improving jaw alignment 
  • Preventing tooth or jaw damage