Phillips Family Orthodontics

Easing Jaw Pain

Specialized Approaches for TMD Relief

Our practice takes a holistic approach to care, where your overall well-being is our primary concern. We recognize that conditions like Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD) can affect your daily life significantly. That’s why we focus not only on creating beautiful smiles but also on addressing issues like TMD, ensuring that you enjoy a pain-free, comfortable life. From initial consultation to personalized treatment plans, we’re dedicated to enhancing your quality of life while prioritizing your unique orthodontic and health needs.

What is TMD?​

Dr. Phillips specializes in addressing Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD), a condition that can result in jaw pain due to issues with the temporomandibular joint. This condition often correlates with teeth grinding, arthritis, or jaw injury and is frequently accompanied by nighttime teeth clenching and grinding. If you’re experiencing symptoms like jaw pain, headaches, lockjaw, clicking or popping when you open your mouth, facial pain, earaches, alterations in your bite, or difficulty fully opening your mouth, these could be indicators of TMD. Don’t hesitate to reach out to Phillips Family Orthodontics to schedule a consultation.

Treating TMD in San Diego, CA

Our approach to treating TMD involves the use of a night guard that we custom-fit to your teeth. This serves as a highly effective treatment for TMD by acting as a barrier against nighttime teeth clenching and grinding. This habit not only poses a risk of significant tooth damage but also contributes to persistent tooth and jaw discomfort. Our approach aims to alleviate discomfort and improve your overall jaw health, making your daily activities more comfortable and pain-free.


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