Your temporomandibular joint makes it easier to move your jaw, speak, chew, and swallow. TMJ disorders may cause the joint or adjacent muscles, ligaments, or bones to hurt. This disorder is often caused by:
Many patients experience TMJ symptoms due to a combination of factors, and your TMJ pain may be a temporary or chronic problem.
It’s crucial to have a dental professional like Dr. Farahmand assess your jaw pain to formulate a diagnosis. Many symptoms overlap with the signs of other conditions, making it challenging to diagnose them accurately without expert help. TMJ disorder symptoms often include:
Dr. Farahmand will examine your jaw to determine its range of motion and may recommend dental X-rays, MRIs, or CT scans to review your jaw structure.
TMJ disorders can be painful and challenging to live with for patients in Santa Monica. Dr. Farahmand can create a personalized treatment plan for your unique needs and accurately determine whether Botox is the best treatment for your TMJ pain.