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Category Archives: TMD

TMD Basics

How much do you know about TMD? What is TMD? TMD stands for Temporomandibular Joint Disorder. You may have also heard these disorders referred to as TMJ. TMJ actually stands for Temporomandibular Joint. If you’re having problems with your temporomandibular joint, you could be dealing with a lot of pain, discomfort, and damage to your […]


Pain Medication and TMJ

Pain Medication and TMJ There are any number of medications used to address occasional headaches and facial pain. Unfortunately, when this discomfort is caused by TMJ, no amount of medication will prevent its reoccurrence. Worse still, many analgesics can cause serious health concerns when used daily, making them ill-suited for treating TMJ pain. Symptoms of […]


How a Neuromuscular Dentist Can Eliminate Your TMJ Pain

If you have suffered from any kind of TMJ/TMD pain you know how disruptive it can be. The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the joint that controls your jaw movement. With a temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) of any kind, you may experience clicking of your teeth, headaches, or even severe teeth grinding. HOW CAN A NEUROMUSCULAR […]


Our temperomandibular joint (TMJ) or any temporomandibular disorders (TMD) control our range of motion in the neck and jaw area.  The TMJ is the ball and socket which allows us to chew, talk, yawn, and controls our mouth movements. The piece of cartilage which is the buffer between the ball and socket joint in our […]


How to Identify TMJ

TMJ, an abbreviation for Temporomandibular Joint disorder, is a condition in which the teeth do not properly line up, affecting your bite. Patients whose bites are misaligned may suffer a range of symptoms, many of them painful and highly disruptive to daily life. The Northern Virginia TMJ dentists at Galleria Dental Aesthetics help our TMJ […]


Possible Signs of TMJ

Temporomandibular joint disorder – called TMJ or TMD – can manifest in many ways. The signs of TMJ can be general, so the disorder can be easily overlooked by a family doctor. Our experienced neuromuscular dentists know how to diagnose whether TMJ is causing the symptoms you are experiencing. The only way to know if […]


Does TMJ cause Jaw Clicking?

Jaw clicking or popping sounds are one possible symptom of temporomandibular joint disorder – TMJ. These sounds occur when you’re chewing, or opening and closing your mouth. Clicking or popping can be caused by problems with the alignment and normal function of the hinged temporomandibular joint. Sometimes these sounds go away after a few hours, […]


Jaw Alignment and your Head, Face and Body

The alignment of your jaw not only affects your teeth, jaw problems can affect your head, neck, face and body. The network of nerves and muscles in your jaw affect muscles elsewhere in your body, and thus general pain symptoms may point to temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ or TMD). TMJ disorder can cause pain that […]


Can Dental Crowns Fix TMD?

If your TMD symptoms are caused by an improper bite, then a dental crown may help alleviate the pain you are experiencing. When the temporomandibular joint is subjected to excessive pressure, you may experience painful TMJ/TMD symptoms like headaches and tooth pain. Damage caused by decay and trauma can cause your teeth to have uneven […]


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