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TMJ/TMD Treatment Elk Grove, CA

TMJ & TMD Treatment

Jaw pain and trouble moving your jaw can be signs of a problem with your temporomandibular joint. Referred to as TMJ, the temporomandibular joint allow your jaw to move up, down and sideways. When there is an issue with this complex joint, it can cause pain and jaw dysfunction. TMD, or temporomandibular joint disorder, can be treated by a dental professional to relieve stress on the joint, improve function and minimize discomfort.

TMJ or TMD issues are common. Overuse or stress on the jaw joint can cause TMD. Jaw clenching, teeth grinding and excessive gum chewing can lead to TMD, or it can be caused by misalignments of the teeth or jaw. At Laguna West Dental Care, we offer customized treatments for TMD that help reduce the stress on the jaw joint. This can include repositioning the jaw with a mouthguard at night to protect it from teeth grinding or clenching. Other treatments may include orthodontics or dental treatments to restore alignment and eliminate excess stress on the jaw joint.

Jaw Pain, Facial Pain Relief

TMD has a variety of symptoms, often affecting each patient differently. Jaw and facial pain are common, but not everyone has localized symptoms. Some of the common signs of TMD include:

  • Clicking, popping or grinding sound when opening/closing the jaw
  • Difficulty or pain when chewing or moving the jaw
  • Ear aches or ringing in the ears
  • Headaches
  • Neck pain

If you have TMD, there are options to give you relief and protect your jaw. The dental team at Laguna West Dental Care can perform a comprehensive exam and determine if you have TMD and offer treatment options. A customized mouthguard, bite alignment, tooth repairs and other treatments can help reduce jaw joint stress and give you relief. Contact our office in Elk Grove to schedule your dental exam.

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Opening Hours

Winter Hours

October - April
Monday:
7:00am - 5:30pm
Tuesday:
7:00am - 5:30pm
Wednesday:
7:00am - 3:30pm
Thursday:
7:00am - 3:30pm
Friday:
7:00am - 12:00pm

Summer Hours

May - September
Monday:
7:00am - 3:30pm
Tuesday:
7:00am - 3:30pm
Wednesday:
7:00am - 3:30pm
Thursday:
7:00am - 3:30pm
Friday:
7:00am - 12:00pm

Our Patient Reviews

Laguna West Dental Care

5.0

Based on 19 reviews

Suzanne B.

As I was walking to my car after my appointment I thought, I sure am happy I come here. I get warm friendly service and gentle, thorough care throughout my visit. Dr. Chan and his staff are the best.

Jennifer B.

We've been so very happy with Dr. You and his staff since we moved to Sacramento in 1985! We've followed him to the current location in Laguna...he and his staff take such good care of all our dental needs. I have no hesitation in recommending their services!

Stephanie O.

In my 65 years on the planet, and hundreds of hours in former dentists' offices, Dr. You and his staff are by far the best I've ever encountered. My very recent crown replacement was 100 percent pain free! All phases of treatment, from removal of the old crown, mold taking and making, to the permanent placement with my brand new well-matched molar, was seamless. I respect and applaud Laguna West Dental Care for taking such talented care of me.

Janet S.

Since retiring, I drive and hour and a half each way to continue to see Dr. You and his entire staff ... and I hate to drive. No better dentist and hygenists in Sacramento and I have tried others over the years. Thank you for a great experience each and every time Laguna West!

Norman H.

In my 50+ years, I've probably had 7 to 8 dentists and have had my share of bad experiences that made me fearful of going to the dentist. But, after switching to Dr. Chan in 1991, I really couldn't be happier and don't dread dental appointments anymore. Dr. Chan is gentle and exceptionally good at giving shots that I can barely feel. He even calls me in the evening after every procedure to make sure I'm doing okay. The staff is friendly and caring and the facilities are nice. Highly recommended.

Carol D.

We've been patients of Dr. You and Dr. Chan since my son was in kindergarten - now a County employee. Everyone on the staff is great. I had one bad experience with a dentist referred by my insurance co. - I'd NEVER see a dentist again without a personal referral. Consider this mine to you -- Laguna West is an excellent choice!