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Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders encompass a range of conditions affecting the jaw joint and surrounding muscles. At Sunset Oral and Facial Surgery, we understand the complexity of TMJ conditions and offer comprehensive care to alleviate discomfort and restore proper jaw function for our patients.

Understanding TMJ Disorders

The temporomandibular joint acts as a hinge connecting the jawbone to the skull. TMJ disorders can arise from various factors, including jaw injury, arthritis, teeth grinding (bruxism), stress or misalignment of the joint or bite. These conditions often result in symptoms such as jaw pain, clicking or popping noises, difficulty chewing, headaches and muscle stiffness in the face and neck.

Dr. David Salehani is a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon who possesses specialized training and expertise in diagnosing and treating TMJ disorders. He employs advanced diagnostic tools and techniques, including imaging studies and thorough clinical evaluations, to accurately assess the underlying causes and formulate tailored treatment plans.

Mild to moderate TMJ disorders can often be managed with conservative treatments. These may include lifestyle modifications, stress management techniques, jaw exercises and the use of oral appliances, such as mouthguards or splints, to alleviate jaw tension and reduce grinding. For more severe symptoms, medications such as pain relievers, muscle relaxants, anti-inflammatories or corticosteroids may be prescribed to alleviate discomfort, reduce inflammation and improve jaw function.

Surgical Interventions for TMJ Disorders

In cases where conservative treatments prove ineffective or for severe TMJ disorders, surgical intervention may be recommended. Surgical procedures can range from arthrocentesis (a minimally invasive procedure to flush out the joint) to more complex surgeries aimed at repairing or realigning the joint structures to relieve stress on the temporomandibular joint.

At Sunset Oral and Facial Surgery, we understand the impact TMJ disorders can have on daily life and well-being. Our patient-centric approach prioritizes clear communication and patient education, and we take the time to thoroughly explain the diagnosis, treatment options and expected outcomes, empowering patients to make informed decisions about their care.

At our practice, we aim to alleviate the discomfort caused by TMJ disorders and restore optimal jaw function for our patients. Through our specialized expertise and comprehensive approach, we strive to improve the quality of life for individuals affected by TMJ-related issues. If you have a severe TMJ disorder that is not responding to conservative treatments, oral surgery may be recommended. To learn more about TMJ treatments available at Sunset Oral Surgery, contact our clinic in West Hollywood to schedule an appointment.

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Dr. Salehani is professional and has great bedside manner. He thoroughly takes time before the procedure, to explain what’s going on and what will happen.
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