Your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the main joint connecting your jawbone to your skull. When the TMJ is misaligned or functioning incorrectly, you may experience pain, difficulty chewing, and a clicking sound when you move your jaw. Assessment by a TMJ specialist is the first step in treatment.

A dental TMJ specialist can help you to achieve the proper jaw alignment through the use of splints, orthodontics, and oral surgery. Dr. Samuel Lasry is a specialist in TMJ treatment, serving the residents of Beverly Hills, Los Angeles. For dental care with the French touch, get in touch to book your appointment.

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TMJ Treatment Specialist in Beverly Hills

TMJ treatment is a special branch of medicine that overlaps with dental care. Issues with the joints in the jaw can cause issues that you might not be aware are linked. For example, you might experience headache or muscle pain in addition to discomfort in the soft tissue around your jaw. These are all symptoms of TMJ and they can be treated by your dentist.

Those with TMJ might also find they suffer from Bruxism, or teeth grinding. Grinding your teeth at night time can worsen the symptoms of TMJ and leave you feeling tired and uncomfortable. It can also lead to headaches, jaw pain, and difficulty chewing. Bruxism will also shorten the life of your dental restorations and can cause damage to your natural teeth, too.

TMJ Diagnosis and Treatment Specialist

Dr. Samuel Lasry can diagnose TMJ problems through a simple examination. This will include inspection of your teeth, gums, and jaw. A 3D X-ray will allow him to further examine the jaw structure and teeth alignment. Treatment can then begin. Dr. Lasry uses a combination of treatments to help you find relief from the pain of TMJ issues.

Treatments will vary depending on your disorder. Orthodontics may be used to bring the teeth into the correct alignment. Veneers, inlays, and onlays may also be used to adjust your bite and move the jaw into the correct alignment. When treatment is completed, you should no longer experience clicking or pain when you are chewing, yawning, or eating.

Non-surgical treatment for TMJ

At Lasry Dental Clinic, we take a non-surgical approach to treating your TMJ. This all starts with a comprehensive examination of the TMJ and surrounding structures. Your dentist can then explore treatment options, including:

  • Orthodontics
  • Veneers and crowns
  • Physical therapy
  • Pain relief

Get in touch today to find out how we can help you overcome TMJ pain.

Hours of Operations
Monday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Closed Saturday -Sunday

FAQ About TMJ Treatment

TMJ treatment can fall under both practices, but many people opt to visit their dentist or a TMJ specialist for treatment. There is a range of treatments available to treat TMJ issues, including physical therapy, orthodontics, and even Botox injections to relax the muscles. You are more likely to find a TMJ specialist when you visit the dentist rather than your primary care doctor.

This will depend on your insurance plan. Most dental and medical plans will include TMJ treatment, up to and including surgery. If you don’t have insurance, don’t let this prevent you from seeking help. We have finance partners that can help you spread the cost of your treatment.

This will depend on the severity of your case. It can take anything from months to years before you start to feel relief. The sooner you start your treatment, the sooner you will be on the road to wellness.