Washington, D.C. and Chevy Chase-area Neuromuscular Dentistry - TMJ Relief and More
At Revive, patients in the D.C. area, including those from Alexandria, Arlington, and beyond, can receive outstanding neuromuscular dentistry to obtain TMJ relief. Dr. Shila Yazdani is a leading neuromuscular dentist in the Washington D.C. area because of her specialized education in treating TMJ, which includes training at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute. This training allows her to provide conservative, non-aggressive treatment of neuromuscular problems. If you live in Chevy Chase, Bethesda, or a nearby area and are suffering from TMJ symptoms, relief is available Revive.
What is neuromuscular dentistry?
Dr. Shila Yazdani provides outstanding neuromuscular dentistry for patients in Washington, D.C., Alexandria, and nearby areas suffering from TMJ pain.
Neuromuscular dentistry is a growing branch of dentistry that treats problems of the muscular-skeletal system of the face and neck, including the teeth, bite, tendons, and jaw joints. When these components become unbalanced, misalignment (malocclusion) of the bite can occur, and painful symptoms often result. Neuromuscular dentistry aims to alleviate TMJ pain by restoring balance to the facial system and optimal occlusion to the bite.
Many patients from Chevy Chase, Bethesda, and surrounding areas contact us for TMJ treatment. The term "TMJ disorders" refers to head, face, and jaw pain caused by misalignment of the muscular-skeletal system of the neck, back, and face, particularly the temporomandibular joints (TMJ) that connect the jaw on either side of the face. TMJ disorders are especially exacerbated by misalignment of the bite, which strains the neck and facial muscles and can cause corrosion of the jaw joint. Poor posture also plays a role in these disorders.
Patients in Bethesda, Alexandria, Chevy Chase, and nearby areas who are experiencing chronic TMJ symptoms should contact our cosmetic dentistry office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Yazdani. The symptoms of a TMJ disorder include:
- Headaches (sinus, cluster, and tension headaches; chronic daily and morning headaches)
- Migraines (ocular, optical, visual; in adults as well as children)
- Ringing in the ear or diminished hearing
- Ear congestion
- Vertigo, dizziness
- Visual disturbances
- Insomnia, sleep apnea
- Neck, back, shoulder, arm muscle pain
- Forward head posture
- Loss of balance
- Tingling of the fingertips
- Restless leg syndrome
- Facial pain
- Pain around or behind the eyes
- Jaw pain
- Limited jaw movement
- Clicking and popping of the jaw
- Clenching and grinding
- Changes in the bite
- Worn-down teeth
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Sensitive teeth
- Myofacial pain (fibromyalgia)
It is essential for the cause of your TMJ to be accurately diagnosed in order for you to obtain effective, lasting relief. At our Washington, D.C. office, Dr. Yazdani uses the following tools to diagnose TMJ:
Orthotic appliances are custom-made plastic trays that fit over the teeth to mimic the correct bite. They are typically worn for about two weeks to see whether symptoms improve with the new bite. If they do, then the TMJ pain will have been proven to be symptomatic of malocclusion, and treatment can be tailored accordingly.
CAT Scans and Digital X-Rays
Panoramic X-rays and CAT scans can detect structural problems of the hard and soft tissues that may be contributing to TMJ pain.
Patients in the Washington, D.C. area can find exceptional TMJ treatment at Revive. Dr. Shila Yazdani's expertise in neuromuscular dentistry and use of cutting-edge technology allow her to provide relief for TMJ symptoms. We provide the following TMJ treatments:
K7 Evaluation System
The K7 Evaluation System is an amazing advance in neuromuscular technology. It uses a set of non-invasive electronic instruments that measure activity of the jaw and facial muscles. These tests highlight whether the bite is the cause or just a component of the TMJ disorder.
If you live in Washington, D.C., Bethesda, Alexandria, Chevy Chase, or a nearby area and need TMJ treatment, contact our cosmetic dentistry practice today.
Contact Us for TMJ Pain Relief
If you live in the Washington, D.C. area and are suffering from symptoms of a TMJ disorder, relief is available at Revive. Dr. Shila Yazdani is a skilled neuromuscular dentist who can provide relief from your symptoms and address the root cause of your TMJ problem. To begin the process of reclaiming your oral health and comfort, contact our cosmetic dentistry practice to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Yazdani.