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SMILE DENTAL STUDIO
By Guy Levi, DDS
Proudly serving : Encino, Tarzana, Sherman Oaks, Valley Village, Woodland Hills, Calabasas, Valenica, Studio City, Van Nuys, North Hollywood,  West Hollywood CA
Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorders
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder is an acute or chronic pain, especially in the muscles of mastication and/or inflammation of the temporomandibular joint, which connects the mandible to the skull. 

The disorder and resultant dysfunction can result in significant pain, which is the most common symptom, combined with impairment of function. 

The main signs and symptoms of the disorder are pain and tenderness around the Joints and muscles of mastication, limitation and incoordination of jaw movement, joint sounds (clicking or noise from the joints), headaches and impaired sound perception.

TMJ treatment, referred to by some dentists as TMJ therapy, includes many options. Some of the options are mouth guards, bite therapy and TMJ exercises. This painful condition of the jaw and neck area can also be alleviated by injecting Botox  into the sight. The tension and pain associated with TMJ is relaxed as a result. The Botox  can be used as a chronic pain treatment to alleviate TMJ headaches and all other pain and discomfort associated with TMJ.