If you struggle with frequent tension in your jaw, our dentists and team are happy to provide you with assistance. According to the alignment and condition of your smile, you may be a good candidate for TMJ treatment here at Capital Dental Group. To learn more about TMJ treatment in Bakersfield, California, please feel free to contact us today at 661-861-8000 and ask for a visit with Dr. Wade Logan, Dr. Stephen Wilson, Dr. Sean Shay, Dr. Peter Bae, Dr. Don Kim or Dr. Jeffrey McCardle.
The temporomandibular joints, or TMJ, connect your lower jaw to your skull and allow the full range of motion a healthy jawbone requires to do its job, allowing you to eat, speak and swallow normally. Through trauma, a misaligned bite or other issues, however, the TMJ can become injured, leading to what is known as a TMJ disorder, or TMD. Stress and injuries to the jaw are two of the most common sources of TMD, but if you experience any sort of pain or tension when chewing or speaking, please contact our dentists for a consultation today.
We will carefully examine your mouth and TMJ, using advanced X-rays to get a better look at the joint and muscles. We will then discuss with you what your goals are for treatment and what options you have. These can include jaw relaxation exercises, restorative procedures, an orthotic mouth guard and more. Contact our office to learn more and get started today!