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Located in Los Angeles, Wilshire Smile Studio uses the most advanced technology to achieve excellence in diagnoses, procedures and patient safety/protection. Our goal is to work with you to achieve the best oral health, the most beautiful smile, and the most favorable dental experience possible.

Rest assured that you will receive the highest level of treatment in a friendly, inviting environment. Our highly professional and dedicated team assists you through every step of the process. Dr. Saadat is not only a board certified Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon but a dental and medical physician who has extensive experience and a longstanding history that you can trust.

Dr. Saadat earned his bachelor degree at UCLA, focusing on Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics. He also completed his dental education at UCLA School of Dentistry as well.

Following dental school, he completed his medical and surgical training at Oregon Health and Science University where he received world-class surgical training in the comprehensive management of a wide array of oral and facial surgical treatments.

What is Temporomandibular Dysfunction, TMD?

TMJ disorders can be painful and can interfere with your daily activities.

They affect the TMJ, or jaw joint, and symptoms can include not just the joint but the areas surrounding your jaw, which can cause headaches, neck aches, earaches, and shoulder pain.

If you have symptoms of TMJ disorders, our expert in TMJ disorder treatment in Los Angeles.

Most Common Signs and Symptoms of TMD:

  • Headaches
  • TMJ Pain
  • TMJ Noise such as clicking, popping or cracking
  • Limited Opening or Range of Motion of the Jaw
  • Ear Congestion
  • Tinnitus or Ringing in Ears
  • Facial Pain (Nonspecific)
  • Otalgia (Pain in Ears)
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You may be bothered by popping or clicking sound during opening and closure of your jaw, along with limited opening that may be accompanied by pain and soreness.   Some even experience “locked jaw”.

These are common symptoms of temporomandibular joint dysfunction, experienced by 15% of American adults, especially women. Other signs could be grinding your teeth, severe headaches for no apparent reason, dizziness, swelling on the side of the face, neck and shoulder discomfort, occasional ringing in the ears, or tooth pain or sensitivity that is hard to locate precisely.

Patients suffering from TMD are unable to eat and maintain the daily function of their jaw. Fortunately, Wilshire Smile Studio specializes in treating TMD, giving our patients relief from the symptoms, while dealing with the root causes.


The Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) is the joint that connects the jaw to the temporal bones of the skull. Temporomandibular joint disorder, known more commonly as TMD, occurs when there are problems with the muscles and jaws in the face.

Signs & Symptoms

There are many signs and symptoms of TMD. It’s often hard to know for sure if you have TMD because one or all of these symptoms can also be present for other problems. Your dentist can help make a proper diagnosis.

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Some of the most common TMD symptoms include:

  • Pain in the face, jaw or ear area
  • Headaches (often mimicking migraines), earaches, and pain and pressure behind the eyes
  • A clicking or popping sound when opening or closing the mouth
  • Jaw that “gets stuck,” locked or goes out of place
  • Tenderness of the jaw muscles
  • Swelling of the face

Most problems, whether muscular or within the joint, get better over time. For this reason, most experts agree that it’s best to use conservative treatment at first. But in some instances, surgery or other procedures, such as Botox injections, may be recommended as a first treatment.

Most people with TMD have temporary symptoms that are not serious and do not get worse. They usually can get better with simple treatments done at home. Sometimes symptoms go away without any treatment at all. They also can come back without warning.

If you have any symptoms of TMD, please do not hesitate to call our office or mention your concerns during your next dental check-up.

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