If you are suffering from:
- Sore jaw
Shoulder and neck pain
Ringing or congestion in the ears (tinnitus)
- Clicking or popping in the jaw
You may be suffering from TMJ disorder and you owe it to yourself to call Dr. Fallah's
office for a thorough consultation.
Many TMJ sufferers go for many years in search of relief. Dr. Fallah's extensive training and experience will enable you to benefit from a wide range of therapeutic modalities for your TMJ problems.
Dr. Fallah had one patient who hadn't been pain free for over three years, and when she left the office, she was pain free!
The temporomandibular Joints – where the lower jaw attaches to the skull – are a complex system of bone, muscle, ligaments, and tissue. When they are healthy, they allow us to perform many important, every-day functions, including chewing, breathing, talking - even kissing. When they are not functioning properly, however, the results are the intense joint pain, headache, neck pain, jaw pain and muscle spasms associated with TMJ. These symptoms can be the result from a number of factors, including:
- Tearing, dislocation or other trauma to the joint
Whatever the cause of your TMJ symptoms, Dr. Fallah understands the significant impact it can have on your life and is committed to designing the course of treatment that will work best for you.
Dr. Fallah's approach to treating TMJ involves careful planning and precise diagnostic procedures to make sure that your treatment is as effective as possible. Dr. Fallah will work with you every step of the way to keep you educated and informed, allowing you to take an active role in your treatment.
First, Dr. Fallah measures and maps your jaw using sophisticated computer diagnostic equipment. Based on the diagnostic results, he creates a provisional orthotic to adjust your bite to a healthier, physiologic position.
Before and after results of actual patients treated in our practice.
Instant Orthodontics' using Porcelain Veneers and Gum Contouring
For this patient, we created Porcelain Veneers, making her smile more symmetrical and closing the spaces between her teeth.
Once it has been determined that the bite correction that Dr. Fallah has designed will achieve your desired results, a number of techniques can be used to permanently correct your bite and alleviate your symptoms. These include:
- An orthotic appliance that would provide comfort and harmony between the jaw and the head and neck neuromuscular system, or
- Bite adjustment by doing some minor reshaping of the teeth to reduce the interference that cause the painful jaw displacement, or
- Neuromuscular Orthodontics after achieving comfort within the jaw, head and neck areas, to maintain and improve the comfortable balanced bite achieved with the Orthotic appliance, or
- Porcelain crowns or veneers after achieving comfort within the jaw, head and neck areas to maintain the comfortable balanced bite achieved with the Orthotic appliance, or
- Dentures and/or partials and/or implants when missing multiple teeth with a comfortable and balance within the jaw and head and neck areas replace missing teeth
Dr. Fallah is committed to providing a sophisticated, thoughtful approach to the treatment of TMJ. We treat the causes of TMJ, headaches and facial pains - not just the symptoms - so you can count on receiving the treatment strategy that has the best chance of working for your specific condition. Call today and let Dr. Fallah help you make the pain caused by TMJ a thing of the past.
Advanced Procedures, Expert Treatment
Because Dr. Fallah is constantly upgrading his skills through continuing study and education (averaging about 150 hours per year), he is able to provide exceptional levels of expertise in general and TMJ dentistry.
Patient Video Testimonials
Looking For A Holistic Dentist In Carlsbad? - Painless Root Canals & Veneers
Teresa travels 2-plus hours for care, the holistic way
Teresa travels from Beverly Hills for Dr. Fallah’s holistic and, moreover, gentle approach. Find out why she says
it’s worth the more than two-hour drive!
Hi, my name is Teresa Riverwood and I’ve been a patient of Doctor Fallah since 2004, Since he had a practice in Beverly Hills and I'm now following him down to San Diego and is worth every minute of the two plus hour drive. He's a holistic dentist
and that is what I appreciate the most. Actually, I appreciate his gentle hand and his his, wonderful Caring personality the most actually and then that is a holistic dentist on top of that, he really helps assess my issues that I have as
my body as a whole and not just my teeth. We found out that a lot of my grinding and my TMJ issues are actually from my misalignment of my knees, so that's been wonderful. Finding that out and trying to work with that and help ease some of
my grinding. He's done a beautiful job on my veneers, Which I get complimented on, Every day pretty much every day, and I’ve had a couple root canals, Painless, painless, and I thank him, For that, and if you were looking for a dentist, he's
the one, believe me, trust me. He's your man.
Treatments For Shifted Bones And Jaw Pain with Holistic Dentistry - Smile Makeover
Patient is finally symptom-free with holistic techniques
No case is too complex for Dr. Fallah, as this patient relates. After three years, she's finally able to bite down
comfortably thanks to holistic therapy and Invisalign.
Doctor fallahi met about three years ago, and it was, A long time, Coming and I had met him in a stage where I needed a, Lot of dental work. Basically, I had been put in a situation where my mouth had shifted, my bones had shifted, Like the whole
front interior bite had opened and I had looked for a holistic dentist and had basically lost all of my options, And I met Doctor Fallah through a dear friend of mine who's a medical doctor and I came to him with a very challenging case where
all my bones had shifted. My bite was open and I was in A lot of pain. I had a lot of jaw pain and he was able to Who work with me over the course of about three years and was able to Get me to a comfortable place Through 10s work, neuromuscular
therapy and finally with Invisalign and the Invisalign is what brought my front teeth together and, Finally, I'm able to bite down on all of my teeth evenly and comfortably, and I was able to do it in a fairly short amount of time, And I was
very grateful to be able to find a practitioner where I felt safe and someone who was working with me not only through a dental work but also was mindful about nutrition and looked at the whole picture, And that's something that is, Very rare
and that's why it took so Long for me To find Doctor Fallah and I feel extremely blessed to be able to continue on this journey and be able to be in a very comfortable place and not have any symptoms anymore.
Jaw Pain With Headaches - Painless Holistic Dentistry - TMJ
Lasting pain relief with TMJ, neuromuscular treatments
This patient visited Dr. Fallah after persistent “excruciating” pain on the left side of her face
and headaches. Here, she describes the ease of lasting TMJ symptom relief.
Before coming to Doctor Fallah, I could barely chew through lettuce. The pain was excruciating on the left side. I could barely, my headaches and after coming to him and explained the procedure, it seemed very easy and was actually very Painless
as well. Basically, they help you through it everyone friendly and it's a little Scary at first. Solid machines a little Lot of different things. I’ve watched plenty of doctor beforehand and always, they always say, here's a mouth guard. Here's
there's with that, and the end result was always ending Up in a year or two with more pain. This is the first time I’ve actually been pain free for as long as I have been, and I hope continue to continue with the process and I’ll look forward
to their experience and less pain. So far, it's a great experience and I hope that you See Doctor fall, he's one of The best doctors and friendliest guys who ever meet.
Feel Comfortable With TMJ Treatments Carlsbad CA - Experienced Dentist
How general dentistry restores restful sleep
What a difference a dental visit makes! This patient is finally getting quality sleep, waking up refreshed, following
Dr. Fallah's gentle TMJ treatment
I would like to share with you my experiences of getting treatment here with Doctor Fallah. I came to him in very bad shape with my TMJ problem and he is an extraordinary dentist. He knows exactly How to give you this feeling of, Feeling comfortable
and that You're, you're, Okay in his hands. He also gave me an orthotic that I have to use at night and this or thought it has changed everything. How I sleep in the morning I get up feeling wonderful because I had a restful sleep and yeah,
I call it my lifeline now I can't be without this orthotic and the girls in the office are so kind. They they're there for you when you need them, Ask them anything anytime. Thank you so much Doctor Fallah for giving me any life. Thank you.
Treatments For Jaw Problems - TMJ Carlsbad CA
Quality of life, transformed with devices for TMJ relief
Before Dr. Fallah’s customized devices to treat TMJ dysfunction, this patient couldn’t open her mouth
or chew. Here, she shares her journey to pain-free chewing.
Alright, I just wanted to say that I came in with a jaw problem. I couldn't open my mouth, I had to shove food in my mouth and I couldn't chew because the pain was so bad on this my left side of my jaw. Came in saw Doctor Fallah and he did different
procedures in the first couple of visits and then I got two devices. One I wear it during the day which I have in now and when I wear at night and you wear them every day. Well, let me tell you, I am just amazed and so ecstatic, because now
I you can see I can open my mouth. I can chew my food; I have no pain on the side of my jaw and I I am just amazed. He has done such a wonderful Job on my mouth. I actually recommend him to everyone because he is an expert in his field. He
knows exactly what has to be done and he takes care of you. He's kind. He knows exactly what to do and I can't appreciate him or I highly recommend him, especially if you have a jaw problem like I did. Yep, that’s it.
TMJ Treatments Carlsbad CA - Jaw Pain Treatments
“The most amazing relief”: A TMJ treatment story
TMJ problems left this patient in agony for 15-plus years. Tears of pain became tears of joy, when Dr. Fallah achieved
much-needed pain relief.
Hi, I'm, I'm, here to give you my testimony. I had the beginning TMJ started for me when I was in my teens and was excruciating. Very, very painful. I didn't know what to do. I didn't know where to go, so as time went on, I started to get Earaches
and went to EMT and the EMT mentioned that I had clicking in my jaw as he was feeling in that area and then I finally realised that was what was causing migraines As well as pain in my neck, Pain in my jaw, pain all throughout here excruciating
and I was led here to doctor Fallah’s office. That day when I walked in, I didn't know. What to expect, I pretty much had tears in my eyes as I drove up And as I would slide into the back Doctor Fallah’s team, which is like a family here,
was absolutely amazing. I sat in the chair. They told me what was going on. They could actually explain to me exactly why I had clicking. In my jaw. Why I had migraines? Why my neck was hurting really symptoms from head to toe was Related
to my TMJ. They placed something in my mouth which was the most amazing relief I’ve ever felt at that moment I started to cry, which I could start crying next and I remember that relief I had finally felt after 20 years, 15 to 20 years of
having TMJ but not exactly knowing what to do about it until he come here to this office, which was amazing. After that process and after feeling that relief, I came back from my first visit and that's when the process began of a whole new
journey of open opportunity. Feeling No headaches or feeling the relief of being able to open my jaw more than halfway, but all the way Within a three-month span, which is unbelievable, especially after more than half of my life having the
pain that I had. I cannot say enough words about the staff here. The staff is awesome. They are so wonderful. They treat my kids who have come in here with me like, their, their, own and every time I come in its just pure joy. Just a welcoming
more than I could ever imagine and even as you're going through this process of pain of feeling this pain coming in here and knowing you're getting adjustment, which is relief but it's a process, just having that warmth is like coming into
a family. So not only are you getting relief for the rest of your life, You're coming in here to a warm environment That helps you throughout this process.
TMJ Causes Headaches, Jaw Pains And Depression - Happy Patient After Treatments
Richard “lives life normally” now with TMJ relief
Dr. Fallah’s appliance therapy alone did a world of good for Richard, who was suffering from TMJ problems
that caused migraines and affected his quality of life.
My name is Richard Ibarra and I have TMJ and I was having a lot of problems last year and I really didn't know what to do and I ended up coming to Doctor Fallah's office and everything was pretty bad when I first came In here because I didn't
know what to do or what to expect but after Coming here for a consultation and just experiencing the things that Doctor Fallah was letting me know what was going on with myself And all the TMJ and all the pain I was having, the headaches,
the depression Everything like that, You know he gave me hope and after I ended up coming here and getting treated for TMJ just with the appliance alone changed everything I was able to just. Start living my life normally. Everything just
fell into place and now Here we are, this is about I think maybe 6 or 7 months Later, and I feel like nothing even happened Like all that pain was just gone though You know, it's like everything so good and I'm so blessed that I was able to
meet him and come here. It's just this is like the best I’ve ever had to experience. It's I don't know; I just can't explain it. It's just the best.
Dr. Fallah is committed to providing a sophisticated, thoughtful approach to the treatment of TMJ. CALL US NOW: (760) 730-1600
What our patients say about TMJ treatment
Dr. Fallah is everything that describes the perfect Holistic Health Care Provider. His patient's receive care over and above what is expected. His attention to detail, experience and gifted touch makes even the most complicated procedure painless. He continues his education and brings new innovation to his practise to maintain a standard far beyond what is available elsewhere. He is the first dentist I recommend to my family, friends and patients. I believe he sets the standard all other dentists should aspire to.
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Dr. Al A. Fallah, DDS, MICCMO, AIAOMT
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!