Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJD) is a broad term that encompasses problems within the jaw joints as well as the muscles that surround and support the jaw.
“TMJ” is not a diagnosis. It simply means “Temporomandibular Joints”
At our practice, problems within the joint are referred to as TMJ dysfunction.
This typically manifests as:
“TMD” stands for “Temporomandibular Disorder” or “Temporomandibular Dysfunction”. TMD recognizes that there’s a group of muscles that surround and support the jaw. These muscles can get trapped in a chronic pain/spasm cycle which can be incredibly painful!
Common TMD Signs and Symptoms:
Because the signs and symptoms that come along with TMD are so vast and varied, it is often called “the Great Imposter Disease” and can be difficult to diagnose. Many individuals have been on quite a journey before they get to our office! They’ve seen dentists, oral surgeons, ENTs, root canal specialists, neurologists and more!
Many patients come to our office with noises inside the jaw joints, episodes of locking, AND pain. Some present with only joint noises and locking. Others only have pain. Every combination of the signs and symptoms listed above is possible and more.
We are well versed in treating TMJ/TMD in a conservative fashion and with a 90% success rate!
Reach out today & take your first step toward a pain free life!
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Dr. Priya Mistry graduated with honors from University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in 2007 and has been helping her patients smile with confidence since then. Through her years of practice, Dr. Mistry has maintained her goal in dentistry: to provide excellent dental care in a compassionate and comfortable setting.
Since meeting her mentor, Dr. Arthur L Parker, DMD, Dr. Mistry has been focusing on taking care of patients with TMJ/TMD, head and neck pain. She is fortunate to have received hands-on training from Dr. Parker, who has been treating patients with TMJ disorders for over 40 years!
Additionally, Dr. Mistry is part of an elite TMJD/Dental Sleep Medicine (DSM) group that includes some of the best TMJD/DSM minds in the nation! Dr. Mistry started a YouTube Channel in 2020 to increase awareness among patients and providers as to what TMJ conditions are, how to treat them, and how they relate to other parts of the body. This channel has grown tremendously and has helped many viewers find relief from TMJD pain and dysfunction.
Dr. Mistry has also helped other dentists learn more about successful treatment of TMJD through webinars and courses that she designed and taught. Having grown up in the Pacific Northwest, Dr. Mistry truly loves this area and culture. On the weekends, you will find her exploring and staying active in the great outdoors with her husband and her two lovely children. She also likes to read, hike, and exercise.
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