LOS ANGELES, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When seeking out a Malibu, Brentwood, or Culver City dentist, there is plenty to consider. For example, one might undergo a simple oral exam from any number of area dentists, but would only trust a specialized Brentwood dentist to perform complex cosmetic or restorative procedures. However, at Calabasas Dental Group and California Dental Care, you can find a nearby West Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, or Malibu dentist who boasts world-class skill in performing cosmetic and orthodontic procedures, as well as treatments for TMJ.
Dentists and other medical professionals call them temporomandibular joint disorders, but you probably know it as a TMJ disorder. These medical issues are frequently caused by clenching and grinding teeth. While this might seem easy to avoid, it can be much more complicated than you might assume. For one thing, many people do it without ever realizing it, often due to stress; they may clench their teeth almost unconsciously during the day or, very often,as a sort of reflex while they sleep.
The temporomandibular joint acts like a hinge, connecting your jawbone to your skull. TMJ disorders can lead to pain in the joints and surrounding muscles that control jaw movement. These issues can be particularly frustrating for those who suffer from them, because the root cause of the pain is often difficult to determine, and could even be due to a combination of problems, including arthritis and jaw injury. Signs that you may have a TMJ disorder might include:
- Pain or tenderness in the jaw
- Aching pain in or around the ear
- Difficulty or discomfort while chewing
- Aching facial pain
- Locking of the joint
- Clicking sounds or a grating sensation when you open your mouth to chew
If you're been experiencing any of these issues for a significant length of time, it would be very wise to seek out treatment from Calabasas Dental Group or California Dental Care. There, patients will benefit from diagnosis and treatment by highly skilled and experienced dentists Dr. Feiz and Dr. Kamjoo. Both of these widely respected dental experts are long-standing members of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association and the Los Angeles Dental Society. Throughout their careers, they've earned a reputation for effective care and a warm, friendly approach.
At their dental facilities, Drs. Feiz and Kamjoo provide options that include sleep apnea devices, sportsguards and nightguards for those suffering from TMJ. These mouthguards consist of flexible plastic appliances, including a sparkling clear hard outer shell and soft inner lawyer that rests comfortably against the teeth, protecting the teeth, lips, cheeks, tongue and jaw. They can be worn to guard the teeth during contact sports or other times when teeth may be at risk. Nightguards can be particularly effective for those who grind or clench while they sleep.
Thanks to the outstanding care provided by Drs. Kamjoo and Feiz, Los Angeles-area residents suffering from TMJ and those in need of various other cosmetic, restorative, periodontal or orthodontic treatments can always benefit from top-notch treatment. To learn more about TMJ treatment and the various other medical and aesthetic options at Calabasas Dental Group or California Dental Care, visit www.feizdental.com,call 818-871-0680 (Calabasas location) or 310-207-1060 (West Los Angeles location).
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