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Beverly Grove Dentistry

Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in Beverly Grove, Los Angeles, CA

TMJ Specialist

If you suffer from jaw pain or persistent headaches, or you hear clicking noises when you open and close your jaw, you may have tempomandibular joint disorder. Left untreated, your discomfort can become severe. Beverly Grove Dentistry offers state-of-the-art TMJ treatment for men and women throughout the Los Angeles, CA, area to help treat the condition and ease symptoms.
    1. "Dr Nattiv and the rest of the office are so incredibly friendly and welcoming."

    2. Amanda C. Yelp

    1. "Dr Lieu makes going to the Dentist a good experience."

    2. James N. Yelp

    1. "Dr. Lieu is highly skilled and genuinely wants to do right by her patients."

    2. David B. Yelp

    1. "Very detail oriented and gave me a thorough analysis on my dental health."

    2. Aaron S. Yelp

    1. "What a wonderful, smart, intelligent woman."

    2. Heather M. Yelp

    1. "So glad I found Dr. Nattiv and Beverly Grove Dentistry. What a wonderful experience."

    2. Colleen R. Yelp


TMJ Q & A

Beverly Grove Dentistry

What is TMJ disorder?

TMJ disorder occurs when the upper and lower jaws don't meet properly, usually due to a misalignment of the teeth. The temporomandibular joints are the joints where the upper and lower jaws meet. These joints work in unison to help you speak, chew, yawn, sneeze – even whistle. The joints include the upper skull bone and the lower jaw bone; in between these bones is a cushion, or disc, that allows the joint to function smoothly and without discomfort. In TMJ disorder, the upper and lower jaws do not meet properly, which causes a lot of stress and strain on the joints. Over time, this repeated strain can cause significant jaw discomfort and even persistent headaches. People with TMJ also often complain of a clicking noise when the chew or yawn, and sometimes even when speaking.

What causes TMJ disorder?

Most people who have TMJ disorder have a growth asymmetry that occurs during childhood, which enables the lower jaw to move out of alignment with the upper jaw. Another frequent cause is persistent grinding or clenching due to stress, although these may also occur as symptoms of TMJ disorder. Trauma and tooth loss can also cause TMJ disorder, as can osteoarthritis.

How can TMJ disorder be treated?

There are a couple of approaches to treating TMJ disorder. One involves using orthodontia with or without crowns, bridges or other devices to help realign the jaws so they meet properly, relieving the strain on the jaw joints. A second approach uses mouth guards worn for a specified period of time during the day or night as prescribed by the dentist. These guards can help cushion the joint and reduce pressure and strain. Beverly Grove Dentistry will discuss all available options during your evaluation and consultation.

 

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

We work with most PPO insurance policies to get your mouth as healthy as possible; therefore we are open to see all patients regardless of insurance benefits. We are in network with CIGNA, Delta Dental Premier, Guardian, and Connection. Please feel free to contact our office and our administrative team will work to answer any questions you may have.

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GEHA Health Plans
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Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "Dr. Lieu is SPECTACULAR. I received a card for her great $99 first-time client deal for cleaning, exam and full X-rays, and am now officially a loyal client."

    Valerie G.
  • Yelp

    "They have Netflix in every room! What a great idea!!! Dr. Lieu and her staff are very professional and friendly."

    Maynene S.
  • Yelp

    "Office is clean and well equipped and actually has a great view of West Hollywood and Hollywood."

    Josh B.
  • Yelp

    "You can feel that she, as well as everyone that works there, really care about you."

    Allen P.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Donna Lieu is a fantastic dentist and the whole office is incredibly well run."

    Laura F.
  • Yelp

    "Dr Lieu makes going to the Dentist a good experience. I always feel more educated about my oral health when I leave her office."

    James N.
  • Google+

    "Incredible experience. Feels like going to a spa. Definitely as enjoyable an experience as going to the dentist can be."

    David L.
  • Yelp

    "They have Netflix in every room! What a great idea!!! Dr. Lieu and her staff are very professional and friendly."

    Maynene S.
  • Yelp

    "Office is clean and well equipped and actually has a great view of West Hollywood and Hollywood."

    Josh B.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Donna Lieu is a fantastic dentist and the whole office is incredibly well run."

    Laura F.
  • Yelp

    "Dr Lieu makes going to the Dentist a good experience. I always feel more educated about my oral health when I leave her office."

    James N.
  • Google+

    "Incredible experience. Feels like going to a spa. Definitely as enjoyable an experience as going to the dentist can be."

    David L.
  • Yelp

    "Amazing service by Dr. Nina Nattiv and staff. I was dragging my feet on finding a dentist in Los Angeles, but really lucked out with Beverly Grove Dentistry. "

    Miles L
  • Yelp

    Dr Nattiv and the rest of the office are so incredibly friendly and welcoming."

    Amanda C
Location
Beverly Grove Dentistry
6200 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1109
Beverly Grove

Los Angeles, CA 90048
Phone: 323-238-8114
Fax: 323-933-3268
Office Hours

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323-238-8114