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New Patients: (760) 576-2779
Current Patients: (760) 576-2269
1293 Carlsbad Village Drive Carlsbad, CA 92008 | Directions

What Causes Jaw Pain And Results In The Diagnosis Of Tmj Disorder In Carlsbad, Ca?

Dr. Fallah Al at Home of Exceptional Dentistry in Carlsbad, CA explains what causes jaw pain and results in the diagnosis of TMJ disorder

When patients are dealing with jaw pain, they can visit a dentist to determine the cause of the issue. In many cases, it may result in a diagnosis of TMJ disorder. TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint. This is the joint that hinges the jaw so it opens and closes. It can malfunction and result in discomfort for the patient. Dr. Al A. Fallah of Carlsbad, CA discusses what causes TMJ disorder and how it can be treated.


TMJ, or the more chronic condition known as TMD (temporomandibular disorder), is caused by damage or injury to the jaw joint. This results in localized pain and discomfort, and problems such as cracking, popping and locking of the joint. Common causes of TMD include:

  • Injury to the jaw
  • Injury to the teeth
  • Jaw or tooth misalignment
  • Grinding of the teeth
  • Poor posture
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic stress
  • Gum chewing


Treatment of TMD is often achieved with oral appliance therapy. Dr. Al A. Fallah encourages patients to consider this non-invasive treatment before considering more intensive options such as surgery. Often, this is not necessary when patients move forward with oral appliance therapy to address the problems associated with the condition.

Oral appliance therapy requires patients to wear their mouthguard overnight and during times when the joint is being problematic to realign the jaw and reduce the tension in the joint. The mouth guards are extremely comfortable to wear and are easy to care for.


If you have been experiencing pain and other concerns with your jaw, we encourage you to make an appointment with Dr. Al A. Fallah in Carlsbad, CA. His practice is located at 1293 Carlsbad Village Drive and can be reached by phone at (760) 576-2779 . Call today to discuss the possibility of a TMD diagnosis and effective treatment options.

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Dr. Fallah is an exceptional dentist who treats patients in Carlsbad, San Diego, and beyond with consummate expertise. He provides holistic care with compassion and excellence. Due to Dr. Fallah’s extensive education, experience and skill, he can offer his patients many options and choices in the care they receive. Dr. Fallah believes in co-creating the optimal treatment options together with his patients to suit their unique requirements.

Some of his many achievements:
  • Graduate of UCLA Dental School 1987 (scored in top 6 percent of the national boards)
  • Master of International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics
  • Accredited by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology
  • Certified by the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine
  • Has extensive experience and training in the use of the Zirconia Dental Implants, especially the Swiss Dental Solutions (SDS) and the Z system
  • Extensive experience in biological oral surgery using Ozone and PRF
  • Graduate of the prestigious residency program in Contemporary Esthetic Dentistry
  • Graduate of Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies
  • Licensed in IV and oral conscious sedation
  • Certified Provider of DNA, mRNA, and other sleep and TMD appliances
  • Certified Invisalign provider
  • Extensive training in neuromuscular orthodontics
  • Founding member of the American Academy of Ozonotherapy

Dr. Fallah is renowned for providing advanced, cosmetic, and restorative treatments while safeguarding their health with holistic and biological principles. We welcome you to call Dr. Fallah’s office today to experience exceptional dental care!