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Do you have unusual clicking in your jaws when you open or close your mouth? Do you have frequent headaches, or does your jaw “pop” or “click” when you move it? Do you experience facial pain? If so, you may be suffering from TMJ, or temporomandibular joint pain. At Pelandale Dental Care, our dentists, Drs. Param and Lavanya Gill in Modesto, California can help you by providing relief through TMJ treatment.

TMJ is caused when the jaw joint becomes stressed, suffers an injury or is misaligned somehow. TMJ has a variety of causes, including bruxism (the night-time grinding and clenching of teeth while you sleep), stress, arthritis, or some kind of trauma to your jaw, head or neck. Depending on the cause of your pain, and how much pain you are in, the treatment can vary from jaw and facial relaxation exercises, lifestyle changes, restorative dental treatments, wearing a mouth guard or night guard, to having jaw surgery.

So, if you are experiencing any of the symptoms of jaw pain in TMJ in Modesto, California. Dr. Palo is happy to take a look and see what we can do to help. To schedule an appointment or to find out more, you can reach our caring staff at 209.622.1444 today!