Irregularities in the teeth or jaw’s alignment and a number of other factors can throw off the balance of tension and pressure in the jaw joint and muscles involved in chewing and speaking. This imbalance can lead to problems with TMJ, also known as TMD, causing discomfort, aching and other problems with jaw movement and the contributing muscles and joints. If you are experiencing symptoms of TMJ, our dentist, Dr. Michael J. Brandolino can offer a muscle and jaw joint evaluation in Santa Monica, California, to help you determine what treatments you might need. Give our team a call at 310-899-9432 today for more information.