TMJ Treatment

TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders affect the joint, bone, and ligaments that connect the skull and lower jaw. Disorders of the TMJ typically cause pain in the jaw, teeth, ears, and head and can be caused by many factors. These include:

  • Misaligned bite
  • Arthritis
  • Illness/disease
  • Teeth grinding and jaw clenching (bruxism)
  • Poor posture
  • Dislocation
  • Stress

Some of the most common signs and symptoms of TMJ disorders include:

  • Clicking or popping when opening or closing the mouth
  • Changes to the bite
  • Earaches
  • A “locked” jaw
  • Frequent tension headaches or migraines
  • Jaw soreness
  • Toothaches

If you have experienced one or more of these symptoms, you may have a TMJ disorder. We invite you to contact Hanosh Family Dentistry in Chico or Paradise today to find the relief you need. With his experience and education in TMJ disorder treatment, Dr. Hanosh can recommend the right course of action for your unique situation. Depending on your circumstances, he may recommend a night guard, stress management, or other treatment.

No matter what your dental needs, we are here to provide you with the personalized care that you deserve. Contact us today to discover how easy obtaining a healthy, pain-free, and functional new smile can be!