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TMJ Therapy in San Jose, CA
Home TMJ Therapy

Relieve Your Pain With Dr. Goel

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connects each side of your skull to your lower jaw. When you develop issues with this joint, the condition is known as TMJ disorder, or TMD.

TMD can cause severe pain and stiffness in your jaw, among a range of other health problems. Explore our guide to learn more about TMD and how Dr. Goel can offer relief for your symptoms.

Causes of TMD

Some of the most common causes of TMJ disorder include:

  • Bruxism (clenching or grinding your teeth)
  • Missing teeth
  • Dislocated disc between the ball and socket of the TMJ
  • Osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis in the TMJ

Symptoms of TMD

You may be suffering from TMD if you notice any of the following symptoms:

  • Severe pain or stiffness in your jaw
  • Clicking or popping sounds when you move your jaw
  • Lockjaw
  • Malocclusion (misaligned bite)
  • Facial pain and swelling
  • Headaches
  • Toothaches
  • Earaches or tinnitus
  • Neck pain

Treatment Solutions

If you’re diagnosed with TMJ disorder, Dr. Goel offers a variety of treatments to eliminate your pain. She’ll start by recommending at-home remedies such as facial exercises, hot and cold packs, and over-the-counter pain medication. If these aren’t effective, she can try a series of trigger point injections to target any knots in your facial muscle groups.

In many cases, an overnight mouth guard or splint may be necessary. These are primarily effective for patients who have a tendency to grind or clench their teeth overnight, one of the primary causes of TMD. A mouthguard prevents your upper and lower arches from touching, helping your muscles relax and heal while you sleep.

Each appliance is customized to the shape of your bite for a perfect fit, ensuring maximum comfort and effectiveness. Most patients find that they don’t even notice their mouthguard after a few days of getting used to it.

Visit Dr. Goel For Comfortable TMJ Therapy

TMJ disorder can interfere with your quality of life, making it hard to feel comfortable and enjoy yourself. Thankfully, Dr. Goel can provide the relief you need with a customized mouthguard or a combination of other solutions.

Call one of our locations in San Jose or Santa Clara to schedule a consultation with Dr. Goel today