How Do You Treat TMJ?
- Posted on: Oct 29 2010
Treatment for TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder) begins with a thorough diagnosis performed by neuromuscular dentists like Dr. Lee or Dr. Oh at our Galleria Dental Aesthetics office in Tyson Corners. Using state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment we can determine the ideal alignment of your temporomandibular joints and whether they are misaligned, injured, or affected by disease such as arthritis. Your specific TMJ treatment depends upon the cause of your temporomandibular joint disorder.
Bite related problems are treated with orthotics, orthodontics, or cosmetic dentistry such as fillings, dental crowns, implants or bridges. Our goal is to realign your bite so that your jaw works properly and your teeth and bite fit naturally and comfortably.
Injuries from trauma may require surgery as a last resort. Treatments, such as therapeutic jaw exercises, hot or cold treatments, biofeedback, TENS stimulations, ultrasound and anti-inflammatory or other medications are preferable when they provide lasting results.
We have successfully treated some of our patients with relaxation techniques and stress management. With such a wide range of treatments available, it is important to make sure you choose a qualified neuromuscular dentist who diagnoses TMJ causes accurately with the right TMJ diagnostic tests. There is much to encourage TMJ sufferers, and no reason to resign yourself to its painful symptoms.
If you or a loved one suffers from TMJ in Tyson Corners, Alexandria or in the area of Northern Virginia, please contact the highly qualified neuromuscular dentists at Galleria Dental Aesthetics and take the first step toward treating your TMJ today.