TMJ refers to the temporomandibular joint (the jaw joint) that connects your lower jawbone to your skull. We are constantly using these joints during the day. Without them, we would not be able to speak or eat so effortlessly.
TMD (temporomandibular disorder) is the common pain and inflammation that affects these joints and can result in many excruciating physical and psychological issues.
Dealing with a health problem that causes chronic pain can often extend symptoms well beyond the physical, resulting in behavioural and mental problems such as, depression and anxiety.
If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, seeing a TMD dentist in Honolulu is really important. Once the doctor has seen you for a consultation, you’ll be given a breakdown of what’s going on and a treatment plan on how to best address your symptoms.
Sometimes it is hard to pinpoint what is the direct cause of TMD but it can often be related to orthopedic issues such as:
If you have self diagnosed your symptoms and are not ready to see a specialist, it’s important for you to try and reduce the pain with some of these at home tips:
If you're ready to come in and visit the team at Lance I Teramoto DDS, Inc. to discuss options for TMD/TMJ, give us a call today at 1 808-737-9882
We are embracing the future of dental technology in order to keep your pain and discomfort at an all time low.
From the moment you step inside our practice your comfort is our number one priority.
We expect the best. We are setting new standards of what it means to visit the dentist.
Our office is conveniently located at 4747 Kilauea Avenue, suite 101.
Dr. Teramoto's Office will help you direct bill your insurance.
Dr. Teramoto and Team strive to give you a positive experience during every visit.
Dr. Teramoto has cared for many individuals and families who enjoy his personal approach. You’ll benefit from his knowledge, experience, and careful attention to your dental health and comfort. After all, Dr. Teramoto’s passion in life is to make you feel and look your very best.
We all have different passions in life. Our families. Our favorite past-times. Our work. For Dr. Lance Teramoto, it’s Family and Cosmetic Dentistry for the health conscious individual.
We're blessed to have such amazing patients that have posted 5-star reviews on Google. Here are a few reviews we love!
"Friendly and efficient staff.......Dr. Teramoto is a personable and efficient dentist..I highly recommend his practice"
"Dr. Lance Teramoto and his staff are incredible. I've been through many dentists and so glad to have been recommended here! Kind, professional, easy access, and most important excellent on the cleaning and maintenance of my teeth. Have been going to Dr. Teramoto for over 8 years now and recommending family members to go. Thank you Dr. Teramoto and staff! =)"
Dr. Lance Teramoto established his dental practice in 1985. He had just returned home to Honolulu from Washington D.C. where he completed his studies in dentistry. Born and raised in Mililani, Hawaii, Dr. Teramoto graduated from Leilehua High School in Wahiawa, Hawaii; earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern California, and received his Doctorate in Dental Science (DDS) from Georgetown University, School of Dentistry in Washington, D.C.
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