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Dentists in Pasadena, CA address temporomandibular disorders

Problems with your jaw can literally be felt from head to toe. Yet, temporomandibular disorders are often misdiagnosed, dismissed as “all in your head,” or symptoms masked with pain killing medications. The dentists at Pasadena Prosthodontics and General Dentistry in Pasadena, CA take your discomfort seriously. They use leading edge technologies for accurate diagnosis and recommend treatment techniques that get to the source of the problem.

Causes of TMJ disorders

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Many factors, from sudden trauma to genetics, may result in dysfunction of this complex joint. However, one of the most common causes of TMD is loss of a molar. When there is deep decay or damage to a back tooth during youth, many people choose extraction since they feel the gap won’t show. This may be true, but impact on the smile, oral health, and the body can be far-reaching. Lack of posterior teeth allows other teeth to shift, creating imbalance in the bite and premature dental wear. Jaw joints become inflamed, putting pressure on the fifth cranial or trigeminal nerve, which controls motor functions of the mouth. You may simply have a stiff jaw with limited mobility, or pain when chewing. Some TMD patients have facial swelling and earaches, as well. The trickle-down effect of a problem with these critical joints can result in headaches and migraines; neck, shoulder, and back pain; and even problems with hips, knees, and ankles.

Real results

While over-the-counter or prescription analgesics may temporarily relieve symptoms, Dr. Marchack takes a dental approach for long-term improvement. Here are a few of the techniques he may employ:

  • Digital diagnostics to assess occlusion (how upper and lower teeth come together), alignment, and health of hard and soft tissues in the joint.
  • Replacement of missing teeth with dental implants, bridges, or dentures.
  • Adjustment or replacement of ill-fitting dental restorations.
  • Referral to an orthodontist for significant bite adjustment.
  • Oral appliance therapy to reduce bruxism (nighttime clenching and grinding), reposition bite, and reduce strain on the joint.

Are you ready to stop treating symptoms and start resolving the cause of your temporomandibular disorders? Call 855.770.3737 in Pasadena, CA to schedule a consultation.

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Baldwin Marchack, DDS, MBA

A graduate from USC School of Dentistry with a Doctor of Dental Surgery, Dr. Baldwin Marchack is renowned for his focus, keen passion for knowledge and passion for serving his community. His areas of special interest are restorative, esthetic and implant dentistry. Dr. Marchack updates himself regularly with new methods and techniques that evolve over time. Dr. Marchack is the Founding Member of the Academy for Excellence in Dentistry based in Los Angeles, CA. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. He has held notable positions of authority as the past president of the American Prosthodontic Society, Osseointegration Study Club of Southern California, the Pacific Coast Society for Prosthodontics and the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry.

Christopher Marchack, DDS

An alumnus of the prestigious Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco Dr. Christopher Marchack is well-known for his passion to serve his patients to the best of his ability which involves educating and imparting methods of good dental hygiene. Whilst maintaining a position on the editorial review board for the Journal of Prosthodontic Dentistry and the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants, he is also an Associate Clinical Professor at USC School of Dentistry, an Associate Clinical Instructor at the University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and lectures on related dental subjects both on domestic and international platforms.

Eugenia Chan, DDS, MMSc

A graduate of the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at the University of Southern California and a Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) certified Prosthodontist, Dr. Eugenia Chan is an established professional in her field and takes a special interest in the restoration of damaged teeth. Some of the projects she worked on include her active participation in the project led by Lucy Taylor Hobbs Society to empower female dental students and reinforce the contribution made by women to the professional dental industry. She has undertaken a voluntary role to teach dental health which includes the proper technique of brushing, flossing and implications of consuming a healthy diet to underprivileged children whose access to health care is little to none.

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