TMJ (Tempro-Mandibular Joint Dysfunction)

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Tempro-Mandibular Joint Dysfunction Syndrome (TMJ) is a condition that causes intense headaches, jaw pain, teeth grinding, and ringing in the ears. Fortunately, dentists can successfully treat the root cause of these problems.

Why treat TMJ?

  • Patients suffering from TMJ experience severe outbreaks during periods of lengthy or unexpected stress, which can lead to neck pain and dizziness.
  • TMJ is often caused by misalignment of the teeth, which causes a “bad bite.” This can lead to grinding teeth, worn jawbone and loose teeth.
  • Headaches, jaw pain, teeth grinding and ringing in the ears are major issues that come with untreated Tempro-Mandibular Joint Dysfunction Syndrome.

The Tempro-Mandibular Joint Dysfunction Syndrome Treatment Process

  • TMJ is typically caused by a bad bite or a jaw injury.
  • The dentist will inspect your jaw area and bite.
  • X-rays are common in the procedure.
  • A specially molded bite guard may be one solution, in effort to stop teeth grinding at nighttime.
  • Muscle relaxants are also a possibility in some cases.
  • A “realignment” will change the shape of the teeth and likely put an end to the bad bite.

Experienced and Highly-Trained


Southern California Family Dentistry - Hossein Jahangiri DDS - Dentist - Whittier, Lake Forest, San Clemente


General, Implant & Cosmetic Dentist, Clinical Director, SCFD & Portside Dentistry


With Locations in Whittier, Lake Forest and San Clemente