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A persistent ache in your jaw muscles, chronic pain around the temples and discomfort when biting down could all prove to be symptoms of TMJ disorder. The temporomandibular joints that hinge your jaw are very sophisticated and essential for good oral function. Discomfort and pain in these joints can affect your quality of life and pose long-term complications.

If you have concerns about the health and function of your jaw, you should strongly consider scheduling an appointment at Dr. Jose-Luis Ruiz, DDS & Associates, Inc.’s Burbank, California orthodontic clinic. Our trained specialists can help determine the root cause of your TMJ disorder, and help you develop an effective treatment strategy to prevent further complications.

TMJ disorder is a basic term used to describe a wide range of problems that can occur in these joints. There are several different things that could cause discomfort in the temporomandibular joints.

Some of the more common causes of TMJ disorder could include a past dislocation in one or both of the temporomandibular joints, arthritis issues, or complications from unresolved night grinding.

A common treatment plan recommended by Dr. Jose-Luis Ruiz, DDS & Associates, Inc.’s orthodontists starts with simple lifestyle modifications. If these minute changes in your daily habits don’t improve temporomandibular discomfort, he might recommend more proactive treatment methods.

If you live in the Burbank, California area and you’ve been experiencing symptoms of TMJ Disorder, you should call 818-558-4332 to seek professional diagnosis and treatment at Dr. Dr. Jose-Luis Ruiz’s orthodontic clinic.