TMJ Specialist Los Angeles
Dr. Jacob Elisha has over 30 years of experience in the field of dentistry, periodontics, and cutting-edge restorative techniques in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Jacob Elisha is an authority in on TMJ Disorders. An award-winning oral maxillofacial surgeon and Los Angeles TMJ specialist, Dr. Jacob Elisha is known for providing among the most effective TMJ treatment Beverly Hills has to offer—improving jaw function and delivering permanent relief from chronic pain.
The temporomandibular joint is more commonly referred to as the TMJ joint, can be fractured, swell and become sore, causing limited movement of the lower jaw and pain radiating to the head and neck area. Temporomandibular joint disorder, known more commonly as TMD, occurs when there are problems with the muscles and jaws in the face. There are many signs and symptoms of TMD. Your dentist can help make a proper diagnosis.
As a TMJ doctor, Dr. Jacob Elisha delivers a TMJ treatment in Los Angeles for patients who are suffering from extreme pain to help resolve the condition. Because TMJ disorders can be extremely painful, Dr. Jacob Elisha's first priority is symptom relief. An accurate diagnosis is critical for successful treatment. Ask about your doctor's experience in diagnosing and treating TMJ and facial pain. Most problems, whether muscular or within the joint, get better over time. For this reason, most experts agree that it's best to use conservative treatment at first. But in some instances, surgery or other procedures, such as injections, may be recommended as a first treatment. Most people with TMD have temporary symptoms that are not serious and do not get worse. They usually can get better with simple treatments done at home.
Dr. Jacob Elisha can prescribe a pain reliever, anti-inflammatory or muscle relaxant to relieve muscle spasms and joint pain. In some cases, he may also inject a specialized steroid directly into the joints to dramatically reduce pain and inflammation. From there, Dr. Jacob Elisha will prescribe self-care treatments—advising the patient to rest the jaw, eat soft foods, apply ice to the affected area and practice proper posture. Depending on the specifics of your TMJ disorder, he may also recommend physical therapy to improve jaw function.
Are you one of the many California TMJ sufferers?
If you are affected by Temporomandibular joint or TMJ disorder, you know how the pain and discomfort can impact your life. Dr. Jacob Elisha has helped countless grateful TMJ patients by providing treatment and therapy to manage their TMJ disorder. Visit one of our locations today!
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We don’t just treat your symptoms; we diagnose and treat the cause of your discomfort to enable you to live your life. If you are having pain and discomfort associated with TMJ disorder, make your appointment at one of 3 locations today!
Westwood, Downtown Los Angeles, Manhattan Beach
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What is TMJ?
TMJ also known as the Temporomandibular Joint, is the joint located where the lower jaw meets the skull. It is a very complex, hinge joint. There are a vast amount of symptoms such as headaches, toothaches, tired facial muscles, jaw clenching, pain and discomfort, the popping of the jaw and more. These could all be symptoms that the joint is inflamed. This is commonly referred to as TMJ, a name for disorders related to the joint.
What is TMJ?
TMJ or Temporomandibular Joint, is the joint located where the lower jaw meets the skull. It is a complex, hinge joint. When this joint becomes inflamed, or does not function properly, it can cause a number of symptoms to include headaches, pain and discomfort, toothaches, clicking and popping of the jaw, and more. This is commonly referred to as TMJ, a name for disorders related to the joint.
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Diagnosed With a TMJ Disorder?
Once you have a diagnosis of a TMJ disorder, Dr. Jacob Elisha will explore the different TMJ treatment options for your case. The process begins with a thorough examination of the teeth and examination of the jaw, which will include impressions of the teeth and comprehensive x-rays. Depending on the condition and overall health of the teeth and jaw, Dr. Jacob Elisha will explain the best TMJ treatment that best suits the specific TMJ case.