Dr. Shaaban dreamed of becoming a dentist since he was a child. He has been practicing dentistry for over 15 years and takes part in many continuing education opportunities, allowing him to stay up-to-date on the latest techniques and technology.
Do you live with chronic headaches or facial pain? You could be suffering with TMJ disorder, or TMD. We all have a temporomandibular joint. It is the hinge joint that connects your lower jaw to your skull. When this joint gets inflamed, painful symptoms can leave you feeling miserable—morning, noon, and night. Dr. Shaaban not only treats your TMJ symptoms but will diagnose the source of your facial pain to stop TMD for good. Call our office today to make an appointment.
Bruxism is the most common reason people suffer with TMJ. Most bruxism occurs at night during sleep. You may not even be aware you are grinding your teeth. The unnatural forces that your jaw muscles exert not only wear your teeth down, but they can cause inflammation of your TMJ, resulting in chronic pain.
Bruxism and clenching can be treated with custom-made bite guards that protect both the teeth and the jaw joint. Another minimally invasive and effective treatment for TMJ is an occlusal adjustment. Dr. Shaaban carefully marks where your teeth are not meeting in the correct position and smooths the areas little by little until an ideal relationship between your upper and lower teeth is achieved and your pain is gone.
Dr. Shaaban has enjoyed a lifelong passion for dentistry and proudly serves his patients in Garden Grove, CA. If you are suffering with TMJ symptoms and would like to learn more about treating your bruxism, call our office today. Contact our staff and we'll be sure to follow up with you within 24 hours.