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Helping Patients Throughout California Whose TMJ Was Caused by a Dentist

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On each side of your head, you have temporomandibular (TM) joints that work with muscles, bones, and ligaments to help you eat, speak, and move your jaw. Conditions that affect your TM joints, facial nerves, and jaw muscles are known as temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ.

Some of the many symptoms of TMJ include:

  • Ear pain
  • Head and neck aches
  • Pain or soreness in the jaw
  • Clicking or popping of the jaw joints
  • Difficulty opening and closing the mouth
  • Tooth pain or tooth grinding

TMJ can be caused by a variety of factors, including stress, poor posture, and arthritis. Unfortunately, sometimes it can also develop as the result of poor dental work. If you have developed TMJ symptoms shortly after undergoing a dental procedure, consult with an attorney. With extensive experience as both a lawyer and a dentist, I am uniquely positioned to provide effective representation for patients who have been diagnosed with TMJ caused by a dentist.

How Dentists Can Cause TMJ

Uneven and careless dental work can misalign your bite, which puts you at risk of developing TMJ. During a dental procedure, your dentist or oral surgeon is responsible for ensuring that your bite is even.

TMJ can be caused by poor dental work such as:

  • Poorly placed dental implants
  • Uneven fillings
  • Faulty bridges or crowns
  • Improperly placed braces and orthodontic appliances

Possible Treatment Options for TMJ

While there are several ways that medication can be used to relieve the pain of TMJ, these solutions are usually temporary and treat the symptoms, rather than the source of the discomfort. Oftentimes, in order to treat the source of TMJ, you will need to undergo surgery or have more dental work done to correct the issue caused by your initial dental work.

Surgeries and dental work can be very expensive, especially when you haven't planned for them. In the case of TMJ caused by dental malpractice, you should not be faced with paying these bills on your own. I can help you hold the responsible party accountable and help get you the compensation you need to pay for your dental procedures.

Seeking Justice after a TMJ Diagnosis

The pain, suffering, and expenses you must deal with after developing TMJ are an unfair burden. You should not be responsible for a dentist’s negligence or mistake — pursue legal action with my help. As an attorney with over 30 years of experience as a dentist, I have the unique ability to help patients who were the victims of poor dental work. I am just a phone call away, and I am ready to hear your story and explore your options for recourse. With open communication and unyielding representation, I can help you fight for the compensation you deserve.

Please contact me onlineor call (661) 460-5795 to schedule a free consultation.

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  • We Provide Free Consultations
  • Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars Recovered For Our Clients
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    “Even though the case wasn't big enough for him to take it on, he still went out of his way to make sure that I knew there were options that I could pursue on my own.”

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