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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 patients find relief every day..

The joint itself is technically the TMJ, but in casual parlance, the term TMJ usually implies the range of symptoms associated with TMJ disorder. These disorders can cause numerous symptoms that may seem unrelated. Symptoms vary from one person to the next and are highly individual. A few common TMJ symptoms include

  • Jaw pain
  • Popping or clicking sounds when opening or closing the jaw
  • Frequent headaches
  • Pain in the neck, shoulders, or face
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Limited motion of the jaw
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Ear pain

TMJ disorders can go undetected for years and gradually wear down the integrity of this critical joint. If you think you may suffer from TMJ-related symptoms, please contact the TMJ experts at Galleria Dental Aesthetics today, or call us at 703-957-7069 to schedule a consultation. Our Northern Virginia dentists will be happy to help you on your path to relief.

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