TMJ Treatment

Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorders represent a range of conditions affecting the joint that connects the lower jaw to the skull. These disorders can cause pain, difficulty in moving the jaw and other symptoms that affect oral health and overall quality of life. At our office, we offer comprehensive TMJ treatment options in Martinez and Oakland, California, designed to alleviate pain and restore function.

Understanding TMJ Disorders
TMJ disorders can stem from various causes, including injury to the jaw, erosion of the joint, arthritis or habitual clenching and grinding of the teeth (bruxism). Symptoms often include:

  • Jaw pain or tenderness
  • Difficulty in opening or closing the mouth
  • Clicking, popping or grating sounds in the jaw joint when opening or closing the mouth
  • A feeling of the jaw getting “stuck” or “locked” in position 


Treatment Options
Our office is dedicated to providing personalized care for TMJ disorders, utilizing a range of treatments tailored to each patient’s specific needs:

  • Oral Appliances: Custom-fitted mouthguards can help alleviate pressure on the joint, preventing the effects of clenching or grinding.
  • Physical Therapy: Exercises to strengthen jaw muscles and improve flexibility can be beneficial.
  • Medications: Pain relievers, anti-inflammatories and muscle relaxants may be used to manage symptoms.
  • Surgical Options: In severe cases, surgery might be considered as a last resort to repair or replace the joint. 

Why Choose Us?
Under the expertise of Dr. Brandon Kang, our team is committed to offering state-of-the-art treatments for TMJ disorders. With advanced diagnostic tools, we ensure accurate diagnosis and effective treatment plans tailored to your unique needs. If you are experiencing symptoms of a TMJ disorder, do not hesitate to contact us for a visit with our oral surgeon. Our practice is here to provide the relief and care you deserve.

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