TMJ Treatments from Your Gentle, Caring Gilroy Dentist
Do you experience pain in your jaw, close to your ear where the jawbone meets the cheekbone? You may be experiencing a problem with the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ. When the joint or muscles in this area get inflamed, you may experience pain and discomfort, as well as difficulty chewing or moving your lower jaw. Some people experience a clicking or locking of the jaw when they try to move it.
There are typically many treatment options available to relieve the inflammation in your TMJ, even if your condition is chronic. Dr. Lowell O. Tan conducts a thorough screening and examination to evaluate your condition and prescribe the best course of treatment.
Always on the cutting edge of modern dentistry, Lowell O. Tan, DDS utilizes the Cadiax Mandibular Recording Device to diagnose your TMJ and get a clear picture of any problems you may be experiencing. This state-of-the-art device uses magnetic technology to record biomechanical movements of the TMJ and reveal any anomalies. When skillfully used by an expert practitioner like Dr. Tan, the Cadiax machine is useful in diagnosing and recommending a treatment plan for you TMJ.