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What is


TMD, or temporomandibular joint disorder, affects as many as 10 million Americans each year, yet surprisingly few people have heard of this common condition. Some people also refer to it as TMJ, but both are the same issue which is characterized by problems using this important joint.

The Symptoms


Recognizing that you are experiencing temporomandibular joint disorder isn’t always as easy as you might think. This is because a lot of the symptoms are mild and easily overlooked. However, eventually they will become impossible to ignore and include:

  • Persistent headaches, particularly when you first wake up

  • Persistent earaches or tinnitus

  • A feeling as though your ears are blocked

  • Pain in your face and jaw

  • Clicking, popping, and grinding noises when you move your jaw

  • Swelling in the sides of the face and/or neck

  • Stiffness and/or lockjaw

If you experience any of the symptoms listed above, you could be suffering from TMD and should arrange to be assessed by our expert dental team.


Dr. Shayesteh?

Occlusion, Joint treatments, and rehabilitation are advanced disciplines that are not taught in any dental school in the nation. Dr. Shayesteh completed a two-year rigorous training program at the F.A.C.E foundation and was awarded a prestigious certificate for Post-Graduate Study in Advanced Occlusion, Restorative and Prosthetic Techniques. Worldwide, only 14 dentists were selected, accepted, and graduated from this elite program for the 2015-2017 mentorship training. The skills he attained from this program enables him to treat patients with joint dysfunctions & pain, rehabilitate & reconstruct full mouths, and perform complex dentistry in the most minimally invasive and most conservative modalities also known as Biomimetic Dentistry.

If you are concerned that you may be experiencing TMJ/TMD, our expert team would be happy to help. Please contact our offices in Culver City, CA today to schedule your confidential consultation.

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