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Beverly Hills TMJ Dentist

Dr. Rifkin and Dr. Raanan, are expert TMJ dentists with extensive experience resolving problems related to misalignment of the jaw, grinding of the teeth, jaw pain, and headaches from TMJ disorder.

Dr. Rifkin and Dr. Raanan are highly educated professionals who take pride in helping patients find effective solutions to treat TMJ disorder. Our experienced team at Rifkin Raanan are here to provide you with a level of care and comfort that is in a class of its own.

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What is TMJ?

TMJ is short for the “temporomandibular joint,” which refers to the joints in your jaw. Located inside your jaw directly under your ears, these joints are the most sophisticated joints in your entire body. They control the movement of your mouth whenever you chew or speak or smile. Although they are the most sophisticated, TMJ are also the most delicate joints due to their continuous use and the powerful nature of the muscles in the jaw.

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Dr. Rifkin

Having begun his 40-plus-year career studying under the original masters of dentistry, Dr. Rifkin transcends any conventional description of experience within the field.

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Dr. Raanan

If Dr. Rifkin studied under the masters of dentistry, Dr. Raanan has followed in-kind. Following his graduation from Harvard School of Dental Medicine, he was hand picked by Dr. Rifkin.

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What causes TMJ?

TMJ disorders can result from a wide range of causes, including injury or misalignment of the teeth or jaw, teeth grinding, stress, arthritis, or even something as common as poor posture or chewing gum.

These symptoms can range throughout a variety of severities, including:

  • Pain upon waking up in the morning in the jaw or under the ears
  • Mild to severe discomfort
  • Difficulty chewing or biting
  • Clicking, popping, or grating sounds when opening or closing the mouth
  • Tenderness of the jaw
  • Reduced ability to open or close the mouth
  • Headaches or earaches

How Can I Get Rid of TMJ?

Treatment of TMJ disorders can include simple exercises, medication, or dental treatment appliances. These appliances are constructed to control your jaw movement and position your joints properly to ensure minimal pressure. They are custom designed based on your symptoms, and they can be used at nighttime or daytime depending on the course of your treatment.

The “night guard,” also known as the “occlusal guard,” is a common treatment appliance for those who suffer from teeth grinding or clenching. It acts as a barrier between your teeth to save them from the effects of grinding while protecting your jaw from excessive, unhealthy pressure.

Surgical treatment is rarely recommended due to the poor success rate and the complicated nature of these joints. Make sure to get a second and even a third expert opinion if you have ever considered surgical treatment for TMJ disorder. If you are experiencing TMJ pain or TMJ Disorder, schedule a consultation with Dr. Rifkin or Dr. Raanan. They are specialists in the treatment of TMJ and have successfully treated these conditions time and time again. They are ready to help you. Contact Rifkin Raanan today to learn more about your TMJ dentistry treatment options in Beverly Hills.

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