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

Patients around Carlsbad ask the question, “I’ve heard of it, but what is TMJ?”

What is TMJ disorder and what are the treatment options for TMJ visit us at carlsbad ca to get more information

TMJ is a catch-all term often used to refer to problematic jaw conditions. In actuality, it is an abbreviation for the temporomandibular joint, which connects the lower jaw to the skull. There is one on either side of the head to move the jaw. This is what allows a person to chew and talk.


When TMJ is used to refer to problems in the jaw, it may refer to one of any number of issues. Symptoms can extend far beyond the immediate jaw area. Common complaints that often emanate from a TMJ disorder include pain in the face, neck, or shoulders, stiffness in the jaw, even lockjaw, noises when opening and closing the mouth, and misalignment of teeth between upper and lower arches. These conditions may affect one or both of the joints. Because these symptoms may be attributable to many causes, a patient may have trouble obtaining a proper diagnosis, and subsequently, secure appropriate treatment to correct the condition. For this reason, many live for years by trial and error treatment and regularly using pain relievers to ease their suffering.


Dr. Al A. Fallah brings knowledge and expertise into diagnosing and treating a patient with TMJ disorder. Our practice implements technology that includes computerized diagnostic equipment, in order to detect any issues that may be contributing to TMJ dysfunction. Once determined, then appropriate treatment can be designed to solve the problem – not just treat the symptoms. The result is care that restores the jaws to a healthy state, which contributes to better health overall for the patient. Forms of effective treatment may include orthodontic appliances to correct jaw positioning and function, bite adjustment by making minor changes to problem teeth, and introducing neuromuscular orthodontics, perhaps crowns or veneers, or even dentures, partials, or implants to maintain comfort by keeping the patient’s jaw in proper alignment.


In order to experience relief, a patient must first be made aware of any contributing condition. Due to the complexity of diagnosis and treatment, seeking the compassion and understanding from an exceptional TMJ disorder dentist, such as Dr. Fallah, is vital. Call us today to schedule a consultation, and receive an evaluation of the conditions that may be contributing to your discomfort. The result can be life-changing with regard to your oral and overall physical health.

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I recently had two implants done with Dr. Fallah. It was very good experience. Dr. Fallah is very patient, caring and knowledgeable. I would recommend him to anyone. Thank you Dr Fallah and to your wonderful staff for putting smile back in my face.
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Dr. Al A. Fallah, DDS, MICCMO, AIAOMT

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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!
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