TMJ and Neuromuscular Services at Galleria Dental Aesthetics

Do you experience popping of the jaw joint when you eat or speak? Has your jaw locked up at night and caused pain and discomfort? Do you suffer from chronic headaches and migraines? Patients who experience these issues may be dealing with a neuromuscular condition known as TMD. What is TMD? TMD is an acronym …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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TMJ

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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What Causes TMD?

The causes of TMD are not always known. However, there is some evidence that this common disorder may be brought about or exacerbated by factors including: Trauma to the jaw Arthritis or disc deterioration Malocclusion Bruxism (teeth grinding) Jaw clenching Stress While the causes of TMD are not always known, symptoms such as jaw pain, …

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