TMJ Therapy

Find jaw pain relief at our Virginia dental offices.

What Is TMJ?

Learn about this disorder that affects millions each year.
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Our dentists provide TMJ therapy in Reston and Ashburn, Virginia, to relieve the discomfort caused by jaw joint problems and to improve your overall quality of life. To learn more about our TMJ treatments and to schedule your consultation, please call Virginia Dental Solutions today.

The TMJ is the temporomandibular joint or the joint that connects the lower jaw to the rest of the head. The term “TMJ” is often used to refer to TMJ disorder, also called TMD, which occurs when the jaw joint becomes stressed, injured, or misaligned. TMJ disorder may result due to several different factors, such as stress, bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching), arthritis in the TMJ, or trauma and injury to the head, neck, or jaw.

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You may suffer from TMD if you experience frequent jaw pain or facial pain. TMJ disorders may also cause:

  • Grinding, clicking, or popping sounds in the jaw when you open and close your mouth

  • Inability to open your mouth wide to speak, yawn, or chew

  • A locked or stuck jaw

  • Pain when chewing and biting

  • Pain in the neck, shoulders, or ears

  • Frequent headaches

Our dentist can help you determine the cause of your TMJ disorder and recommend the appropriate treatment. Treatment for the TMJ will depend on the cause and severity of your TMJ disorder. TMD treatment may include jaw and facial relaxation exercises, lifestyle changes, restorative dental treatments, a mouth guard or night guard, or jaw surgery.

To learn more about TMJ treatment and to schedule your consultation with our dentist, we encourage you to contact us today.

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