TMJ pain is a common ailment affecting 1 in 34 people, with women being particularly vulnerable. Individuals dealing with a TMJ disorder may experience a number of symptoms, such as jaw pain, facial swelling, clicking or popping sounds when opening and closing the jaw, trouble chewing, sinus pressure, and/or ringing in the ears. These symptoms can be temporary and resolve themselves in a few days or weeks, or they can get progressively worse over time.
To determine if your symptoms are related to a TMJ disorder (TMD), contact Dr. Abdulla’s Laguna Hills office to schedule a consultation. Dr. Abdulla is Orange County's expert in TMJ diagnosis and nonsurgical treatment. She is a Board Certified Dentist with more than 25 years of general dentistry experience. She received advanced training in the treatment of TMJ problems by completing a TMJ and Orofacial Pain Mini-Residency at the UCLA School of Dentistry. This mini-residency focused on identifying the underlying causes of TMJ disorders and how to apply a holistic approach to treatment for effective pain relief and long-lasting results.
Dr. Abdulla's personalized treatment plans typically involve weekly therapy sessions, providing noticeable improvement following each visit and complete pain relief in five to eight weeks. Call our Laguna Hills office today to learn more.
I have been going to Dr. Abdulla since I was very young. Recently I have been having TMJ problems, to the point that it was becoming difficult to chew my food. I started TMJ physical therapy with Dr. Abdulla and was already feeling much better after my first session! She is very gentle and has the right technology to bring relief (ultrasound and laser acupuncture were part of my session). I will definitely be back for more TMJ sessions!
Dominic S., Morning Sunwood, Santa Ana, CA