TMJ Treatment in
Vacaville, CA

The temporomandibular joints (TMJ) connect the skull and the jawbone to your lower jaw. These joints are used many times during the course of your day while you swallow, yawn, chew and speak. Pain in and around the TMJ may restrict movement and can be unpleasant.

TMJ Treatment Services

Symptoms of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder:

  • Pain in the jaw
  • Pain, stuffiness or ringing in the ears
  • Clicking or popping sound upon jaw movement
  • Swelling on the sides of the face
  • Change in the alignment of the bottom and top teeth
  • Frequent pain in the neck and/or head
  • Limited opening of the mouth or locked jaw
  • Muscle spasms in the jaw

Our dentists will be able to detect whether you are suffering from TMD disorder or not with the help of an X-Ray. If you are affected by this condition, we will guide you towards the appropriate treatments. The first step associated with TMD treatment is pain management. We may prescribe some medication, and we may recommend physical therapy.

There are also some effective exercises that have the potential to treat TMD. You can simply follow them from the comfort of your home in order to realign the jaw. If these things don’t work, surgical treatment may be indicated.

Prevention and Control of TMD

Some simple steps can be taken to prevent TMD from occurring or becoming more severe:

  • Relax your face and keep your teeth apart and lips together
  • Avoid excess gum chewing
  • Avoid grinding your teeth
  • Use both sides of the mouth to chew your food
  • Don't use the phone receiver by keeping it between your head and shoulder
  • Practice good posture
  • Do not rest your chin on the hand while sitting

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Great office. I whitened my teeth for a class reunion, they worked through lunch for me, so I could get it done before the reunion. I love the fun visits they have for kids too- my kids got to spray the water, use the suction, ride the chairs, and watch cartoons. They got fun charts to mark each day when they brush. They look forward to getting their teeth cleaned now.

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Dr. Cabral and his staff have been amazing. We have lots of issues and are 100% happy with every visit thus far. Short wait time, friendly staff, clean office and excellent treatment. Highly recommend for both adults and children.
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