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TMJ Disorders Treatment

TMJ Disorders TreatmentTemporomandibular joint disorders, or TMJ/TMD, involve disorders affecting the joint used to open and close the mouth. The source of the disorder can be due to the musculature, the bone, the joint or all three. When the jaw joint does not work properly, it can cause radiating pain, discomfort, malfunctioning of the jaw and other related symptoms. At Torrance Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center, we offer diagnosis and treatment for TMJ to give our patients relief.

TMJ is often caused by jaw misalignment, putting excess stress on the jaw joint. In some cases, orthodontics can treat and fix bite misalignments, helping relieve the symptoms of TMJ. However, if the misalignment is more complex, oral surgery may be required to straighten the jaw and allow it to function correctly. It may require the expertise of an experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon to find the best treatment to relieve TMJ symptoms and protect the teeth and jaw from further damage.

Common Symptoms of TMJ

TMJ is often misdiagnosed due to the wide array of symptoms it can produce. Typical symptoms of TMJ disorders include pain with function, limitation of jaw movement and joint sounds. However, many people experience other symptoms that are not located at the jaw, including ear aches, headaches, neck pain and facial tenderness. It is important when such symptoms present themselves, to receive an evaluation by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. A consultation will usually involve a panoramic x-ray of the jaw and an evaluation of your jaw function. At times, further imaging (MRI or CT Scan) may be required to obtain further details.

If you have experienced symptoms of TMJ or been diagnosed with a TMJ disorder, contact our team at Torrance Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center to schedule an exam and consultation with Dr. Benjamin Yagoubian.
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What Our Patients Say About Us

Even our patients who have been told in the past that they are not good candidates for dental implants have found options at our clinic.

  • Mindy W.

    This is a very welcoming center. Everyone seemed very competent and helpful. I had an oral biopsy today. No waiting. The staff were ready for me and all was in place. Dr. Yagoubian was warm , cheerful and I felt in extremely capable hands. I am so grateful I was referred to him. Sincerely, Mindy W.

  • Raj G.

    Dr. Yagoubian is excellent. I was in state for business when my wisdom tooth broke. I was lucky enough to find Dr. Yagoubian's office. Everyone there was professional and courteous. The procedure went smoothly. Dr. Y is highly skilled, meticulous, and a very personable health care provider (a rarity in the field, in my opinion). If you need an oral surgeon, I highly recommend him.

  • Chahab S.

    Dr Yagoubian is an excellent oral surgeon, supported by a very professional staff. They made the experience as stress-free as possible. Highly recommended.

  • Paul M.

    A positive experience from start to end. I got a sense that this was going to go well and it did. Two extractions, two implants, bone graft and removal of four part bridge. Leaving part of the bridge on one tooth. If there were 10stars they would be for Torrance oral surgery group and Dr. Alicia Wolf / Blanco Demtal Group for recommending Ben.