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Do you suffer from persistent jaw pain, tension headaches, or worn teeth? If so, you may be suffering from temporomandibular joint dysfunction/disorder (also referred to as TMJ or TMD), a painful jaw disorder that we regularly treat successfully.

TMJ affects 20–30% of the adult population; it is more common in women and in those between the ages of 20 and 40. Symptoms include clicking, popping, or grating sounds coming from the jaw; muscle pain that can be felt in the cheeks and temples; jaw joint pain; and severe tension headaches. Though the tension headaches aren’t life threatening, they can be debilitating.

TMJ is most often caused by physical stress reactions such as clenching and grinding of the teeth, which commonly occur while sleeping. After administering a series of tests to determine the cause of your headaches or TMJ, we’ll develop a personalized treatment plan that works in conjunction with your existing dental lifestyle. Treatments may include managing pain with a special diet, stretching exercises, and anti-inflammatory medications; in some complex cases, treatment may require orthodontics, restorations, and cortisone injections.

Call Dental Arts & Wellness today at 503.603.0700 to book an appointment, and start treating your TMJ today.
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  • Dr. Yamaguchi and her team are great! They are very professional at their work and they care about my dental needs, my financial option as well. I had good visiting experience there.

    Jing C.
  • #1 Dentist and Dental Team Ever! They treat you like family while providing top quality dental care. Because of this we always look forward to our visits to the dentist hands down. I highly recommend Dr. Yamaguchi and her team.

    Suzie S.
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    Deanna W.
  • "I have a number of systemic health issues that I am trying to better understand and Dr. Yamaguchi made me feel heard. She was very careful to consider my overall health vs. just my dental health. Great 1st visit and I'll be back."

    Celeste P.

Dental Financing Options

At Dental Arts & Wellness, Lake Oswego dentist Dr. Yamaguchi delivers high-quality dental care at a cost-effective price and offers a wide variety of financial options for patients who are under- or uninsured. If you do not have an insurance provider, we offer the following options: