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TMJ Syndrome

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome or disorder involves the jaw joint, tendons and muscles that are needed for chewing. When the joint is dysfunctional, there may be chronic head pain and functional issues. TMJ syndrome can be caused by many different factors, making it essential to find the source of dysfunction. Medici Medical Arts offers accurate diagnosis and treatment for TMJ disorders at our clinics in the Atlanta area.

TMJ syndrome occurs when there is some type of dysfunction in the jaw joint. The teeth may impact the jaw joint and cause TMJ if they are misaligned and put extra stress on the jaw. Orthodontics or dental work can repair teeth issues that affect alignment and put stress on the jaw. Wearing a dental mouthguard to relieve pressure on the joint at night can offer relief if a misalignment of the bite or teeth grinding is the cause of discomfort. However, there are other causes of TMJ syndrome that do not involve dental issues, including arthritis, inflamed tendons or other problems within the joint.

Symptoms of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD)

Those with TMD can have a variety of symptoms, some that could be misdiagnosed as other issues. The most common symptoms are localized in the jaw area, with jaw or facial pain and a popping or clicking of the jaw when opening or closing. It can become difficult to chew, and the jaw can lock in place. However, someone with TMJ syndrome may not have symptoms in the jaw but have headaches or neck pain that are caused by the joint disorder.

Treatments for TMD may include dental work and dental devices, but if the problem is with the tendons or joint, you may need to see someone besides a dentist. Our pain physicians can offer treatment for arthritis of the jaw joint or inflammation that can offer relief. If you have TMJ syndrome and want to explore treatments for pain relief and improved function, contact Medici Medical Arts to schedule a consultation and exam.

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Dr. Dosanjh Patient

Dr. Dosanjh is extremely knowledgeable in his specialty with remarkable knowledge of anatomy and the causes of pain. His ability to diagnose the cause of pain and then provide a complete set of progressive options for resolution is superb. His friendly demeanor enhances the doctor-patient relationship.

Madinah A.

This is MY GUY here I love sonny so much people dont even understand. Whe my primary didnt know what was wrong g with me Sonny did sent me for MRI and it was good from there. I been with sonny for 4 years and counting if I ever move Im coming to Sonny. Also every staff member he got is family to me. When I say this is a dam good doctor HE IS THE BEST.

Maryola

Everyone in this office is TERRIFIC. Starting from the front office checking in, and going into the room for my visit with dr. Sonny Dosanjh. Dr. Sonny is EXCELLENT he really cares about his patients, he listens to what I have to say, does not interrupt me, he is very concerned about what is going on with me and my health concerns. He really cares. I would highly recommend this office to anyone! They really care and they are genuine. My PCP recommended Dr. Sonny and I'm ever so grateful for that

Dr. Dosanjh Patient

Thoroughly appreciated the medical services provided by Dr. Dosanjh. Dr. Dosanjh is very confident in his patient care and concern. I would definitely refer others and have been telling others about my experience at Medici Medical Arts both Kennesaw and Buckhead. I wish he took my insurance, as I have injuries not related to my work incident for which I was seeing Dr. Dosanjh. Thank you so very much, Dr. Dosanjh! The staff is warm, welcoming and cheerful and most helpful.

Meredith

Dr. Dosanjh is a very smart, caring doctor who is highly skilled in his field. He spends whatever time is necessary to "hear" his patients and to explain the proper and best results course of action. I have a very complicated head and neck injury, so it was essential to me to have someone who truly listened with undivided attention, and thought outside the box when necessary. His staff is exemplary. They could not be more helpful and thoughtful. Lucy in particular is a gift of sunshine.

Jill C.

Dr. Sonny is the best! He has done more for me in 2 months than my previous doctor did in 14 years! If you truly want to get out of pain, then contact Dr. Sonny immediately! I just cannot reiterate how incredible a doctor he is! For that matter, his entire staff is warm and inviting! And to top it off, as a patient you get free use of their amazing gym. Highly, highly, highly recommend Dr. Sonny!

Tiffany

After a major car accident I saw Dr. Sonny for my neck & back pain. He was very knowledgeable about treatment options & really listened to all my concerns. Trigger point injections are helping me currently & I will continue to come back to Dr. Sonny.

Christina S.

I am thrilled with the care I have received from Dr. Dosanjh. He has a fabulous staff that is caring and attentive. I had serious back pain that was hindering my quality of life. Now I am on my way to being discharged. I am very thankful for all they did for me. I will not miss the pain I was in but there is no doubt that l will miss them.

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