TMJ Treatment Specialist

Revive Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry located in Washington, DC

As many as 10 million adults in the United States suffer from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. This pain in your jaw can cause serious life disruption and deserves attention and resolution. At Revive Dentistry in Washington, D.C., Shila Yazdani, DDS, and Shila Yazdani, DDS, specialize in treating TMJ. Take advantage of their expertise if you suffer jaw pain and other symptoms caused by TMJ. Call the office or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment today.

TMJ Treatment Q & A

What are TMJ disorders?

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. Usually, this is caused by dysfunction in the temporomandibular joints (TMJ) that connect the jaw on either side of the face. TMJ disorders are often exacerbated by a misaligned 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.

What are the symptoms of a TMJ disorder?

If you experience any symptoms that suggest a TMJ disorder, consult with Dr. Yazdani. Symptoms include:

  • Headaches and migraines
  • Clenching and grinding
  • Jaw clicking
  • Ear congestion
  • Neck, back, shoulder, or arm muscle pain
  • Loss of balance
  • Insomnia and sleep apnea
  • Vertigo and dizziness
  • Bite changes
  • Jaw pain
  • Worn down or chipped teeth

Dr. Yazdani offers accurate TMJ diagnosis, so you get the most effective treatment possible.

What is neuromuscular dentistry?

Dr. Shila Yazdani provides outstanding neuromuscular dentistry for those in Washington, D.C., Alexandria, and nearby areas suffering from TMJ pain.

This brand of dentistry treats problems of the muscular-skeletal system of the face and neck, including the teeth, bite, tendons, and jaw joints. If you experience imbalance in these muscles, you may suffer misalignment (malocclusion) of the bite and painful symptoms often. Neuromuscular dentistry aims to alleviate TMJ pain by restoring balance to the facial system and optimal occlusion to the bite.

How are TMJ disorders treated?

Dr. Yazdani may recommend you wear an orthotic appliance for a few weeks to realign your bite temporarily. If this helps relieve your TMJ disorder symptoms, a more permanent solution to your bite misalignment will be explored. The K7 Evaluation System, an advancement in neuromuscular technology, uses a set of noninvasive electronic instruments to also determine if your bite is responsible for your TMJ pain.

Ultimately, the goal is to restore alignment and natural function of the jaw to ease TMJ disorder pain.

If you suffer symptoms that suggest a TMJ disorder, call Revive Dentistry or request an appointment online.