Do you wake up with a tension headache on most mornings? Does your jaw click or lock frequently throughout the day? You could be suffering from Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMD). This jaw disorder is a common cause for chronic jaw pain, headaches and worn teeth. TMJ problems can affect your quality of life and ruin your smile if left untreated.
At Cosmetic Dentistry of Hayward, as part of our general dentistry services, we offer the latest, most proven treatments for TMD. We understand the disruption that jaw problems cause and we are pleased address your concerns with solutions that are long-lasting, effective and convenient. At our practice, we conduct a series of diagnostic tests to best determine the cause of your symptoms before developing an appropriate treatment plan.
Dr. Patel is an experienced dentist with specialized knowledge in the muscles, tissues and bones of the jaw joint. Your course of treatment will be based on the cause and symptoms of your TMD. Bruxism, or teeth grinding, remains a leading cause of TMJ problems. In such cases, patients suffer can from tooth damage and tension headaches. Dr. Patel offers custom-fit nighttime mouthguards to prevent teeth grinding and thus relieve TMJ symptoms. In more severe cases, patients may require more complex forms of treatment, such as orthodontics or dental restorations. Regardless of the cause of your TMD, you can trust Dr. Patel to provide an accurate diagnosis and a tailored treatment plan to alleviate your discomfort and restore proper function to your jaw.
If jaw pain is disrupting your quality of life, contact Cosmetic Dentistry of Hayward today for answers. We are happy to provide a full menu of dental services to patients in the Hayward area. From comprehensive general dentistry to state-of-the-art cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Patel can help you achieve your very best smile. Our office is equipped with comfort amenities and we offer flexible scheduling and financing options for your convenience.