The TMJ—or temporomandibular joint—is the complex joint that enables the opening and closing of the mouth. When this joint becomes inflamed and irritated, it can cause chronic pain that negatively impacts one's quality of life.
Marked by persistent pain and a clicking sound when opening the mouth, TMJ disorders develop for a variety of reasons—including teeth grinding, arthritis, injury and disease. Untreated TMJ disorders can lead to a host of long-term complications, which is why early detection is critical.
Symptoms of a TMJ Disorder
- Chronic migraines and headaches
- Persistent facial pain and sinus pressure
- Pain, ringing and congestion in the ear
- Chronic pain where the jawbone connects to the skull
- Teeth grinding
- Neck, back and shoulder pain
- Numbness in the arms, fingers and hands
- A clicking sound when opening the mouth
- Painful or sensitive teeth
Having helped countless patients resolve their TMJ disorders and achieve an improved quality of life, Dr. Mizrahi is widely recognized for delivering among the best TMJ treatment Beverly Hills has to offer.
Meet Dr. Parvaz Mizrahi
An award-winning, board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Mizrahi in Los Angeles practices the full scope of oral and facial surgery in her state-of-the-art Beverly Hills office. With her extensive training and surgical skills, Dr. Mizrahi is qualified to treat virtually any disease, injury or defect of the mouth, face and jaw.
Distinguished by her caring demeanor and gentle touch, Dr. Mizrahi is celebrated for her ability to put patients at ease and deliver safe and comfortable treatment. With years of experience, countless awards and unparalleled technical expertise, Dr. Mizrahi has earned her reputation for delivering among the best Beverly Hills oral surgery available.Meet Dr. Mizrahi
TMJ Symptom Relief
Because TMJ disorders can be extremely painful, Dr. Mizrahi's first priority is symptom relief. Although these measures won't permanently cure TMJ, they will alleviate much of the chronic pain associated with the condition.
To begin, Dr. Mizrahi will prescribe a pain reliever, anti-inflammatory or muscle relaxant to relieve muscle spasms and joint pain. In some cases, she may also inject a specialized steroid directly into the joints to dramatically reduce pain and inflammation.
From there, Dr. Mizrahi 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, she may also recommend physical therapy to improve jaw function.
Non-Surgical TMJ Treatment Options
Once the patient's physical symptoms are well controlled, Dr. Mizrahi will focus on resolving the TMJ disorder.
To begin, Dr. Mizrahi will have the patient wear a clear, plastic appliance—also known as a splint—over the teeth throughout the day and night. This splint will gently move the jaw into proper alignment and provide long-term relief.
If teeth grinding is contributing to the patient's TMJ disorder, Dr. Mizrahi will recommend a night guard to train the jaw to relax while protecting the cartilage and joint surfaces.
Dr. Mizrahi also offers the latest in Botox for TMJ as a non-surgical option. She has many patients who are satisfied with this option to surgery.
She also offers the soothing use of lasers to help release the pain. She uses this specialized laser treatment for TMJ pain to help her patients through out Beverly Hills & Los Angeles.
With countless patients experiencing improved jaw function and an enhanced quality of life, Dr. Mizrahi is renowned for delivering among the best non-surgical TMJ treatment Beverly Hills has to offer.
Surgical TMJ Treatment Options
If the patient's TMJ disorder does not respond to appliance treatment, Dr. Mizrahi may perform a specialized procedure to permanently resolve the condition. Surgical options for the treatment of TMJ include bite adjustment surgery, orthodontics with or without jaw reconstruction, restorative dental work and open-joint repair. Although these procedures are extremely effective, Dr. Mizrahi typically reserves them for severe TMJ cases—when the jaw can't open, is dislocated or has severe degeneration.
With years of experience and unmatched surgical skills, Dr. Mizrahi is widely recognized for delivering among the best Beverly Hills oral surgery and TMJ treatment available.
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During this meeting, Dr. Mizrahi will thoroughly examine your mouth and medical history to determine if you are an ideal candidate for dental implants. From there, she will compose a comprehensive surgical plan to prepare the mouth for the placement of artificial teeth.
Deeply understanding of the anxiety patients feel when undergoing an oral surgery procedure, Dr. Mizrahi's caring demeanor and extensive knowledge will immediately put you at ease. Celebrated for providing among the highest level of patient care, Dr. Mizrahi is committed to your comfort throughout treatment—from the initial consultation to post-operative care.
Renowned for providing safe, comfortable and advanced treatment, Dr. Mizrahi has earned her reputation for delivering among the best Beverly Hills oral surgery available.