Technically speaking, there is no formal recognized specialty for TMJ. This is because different types of TMJ treatment can be performed by many different dentists. For instance: if your jaw hurts because your teeth are not aligned properly, an orthodontist can start your treatment. If your bite is off, a general dentist or a prosthodontist can correct your bite. If you jaw is naturally misaligned, an oral surgeon can do surgery to break the jaw and re-align it. So any dentist that treats TMJ can be a TMJ dentist, but technically is not a TMJ “Specialist.”
If you believe yourself to be experiencing any of these TMJ symptoms or if you have any questions regarding Temporomandibular Joint Disorder please call Dr. Mark Yamamto, your TMJ Dentist in Huntington Beach at 714-847-9900 today or use our quick contact form at right to connect.