Our dentist may recommend TMJ treatment if you have problems with your jaw joint. TMJ treatment can improve your quality of life by relieving pain and discomfort and giving you back the ability to speak, yawn, smile and eat comfortably. We invite you to call us today at 301-948-4378 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Patrick Lee and learn more about TMJ treatment in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders are a common condition characterized by headaches and migraines, jaw pain, bruxism (teeth grinding) and intermittent ringing of the ears. It is most frequently caused by “bad bites,” which cause the upper and lower jaws to be misaligned, eventually leading to a variety of problems as well as significant pain and discomfort.
When you come to our office, our dentist will thoroughly examine your jaw area and your bite, and we will take X-rays to get an idea of how your jaws fit together. Once we know what the cause of the problem is, we will be able to recommend an appropriate solution.
One of the best options is a “realignment” — a treatment that changes the shape of the teeth to alleviate symptoms and improve the position of the upper and lower teeth in relation to each other.
Some other treatments that may be recommended include:
- A customized night guard
- Bite analysis and occlusal adjustment
- Relaxation techniques
- Muscle relaxants
- Surgical procedures
To schedule your consultation and learn more about TMJ treatment in Gaithersburg, Maryland, contact our office today.