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Diagnosis and treatment for TMJ and TMD disorders in Pasadena, CA

The temporomandibular joints, or TMJs, are one of the most frequently used and complex joints in the body. The TMJs connect your jaw to your skull and are used every time you open your mouth to talk, laugh, chew, or make other motions with your jaw. A wide array of issues can lead to problems with the TMJs, which leads to TMJ and TMD disorders. At Pasadena Prosthodontics in Pasadena, CA, Dr. Christopher Marchack provides expert diagnosis and treatment options for patients suffering from TMJ pain.

TMJ and TMD Disorders Pasadena CA area

Symptoms of TMJ disorder

While some symptoms of TMJ disorder can be clearly linked to the jaw, others are less obviously connected to the TMJ/jaw area. Common TMJ symptoms include:

  • Swelling in the face
  • Ear pain or tenderness
  • Limited mobility in the jaw
  • Pain when opening and closing the mouth or while chewing
  • The feeling of a locked jaw
  • Clicking, popping, or grinding in the jaw
  • Headaches
  • Pain in the neck, back, shoulders, and other joints in the body

Get back to doing what you love, without pain

At Pasadena Prosthodontics, Dr. Christopher Marchack understands the complexity of TMJ disorder and that what works for one patient, will not be helpful for another. Getting to the root cause of your symptoms and what is causing your TMJ pain is the first step in determining how to best treat your individual symptoms. For some patients, this may mean simple lifestyle changes such as eliminating habits like chewing on hard objects or your nails. Using a custom-made oral appliance while you sleep to reduce clenching and grinding your teeth, which places an immense strain on the TMJs may bring relief. Other treatment options for TMJ that Dr. Marchack may recommend include:

  • Replacing or adjusting old dental restorations that are contributing to bite problems
  • Using dental implants, dentures, or bridges to replace missing teeth
  • Treating other oral health issues such as gum disease or bone loss that can contribute to extra stress on the TMJs
  • Adjusting your bite through orthodontic therapy
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If you have jaw pain or stiffness that may be due to TMJ disorder or are suffering from vague symptoms that don’t have a clear cause, it is important to know that you have options and do not need to live with pain forever. For effective diagnosis and treatment, call Dr. Christopher Marchack at Pasadena Prosthodontics today! Our Pasadena, CA office can be reached at 855.770.3737.


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We welcome you to our Pasadena Dental Office where you will find a World class smile by being treated by our World class Dentists. You will be our top priority when you visit us as our team is awaiting to provide you with personalized, gentle care you deserve. We want to be your Pasadena Dentist and provide you with a nice comfortable atmosphere for your next dental visit. Call us on 855.770.3737 to book your next appointment.

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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