TMJ / TMD

We Can Help With Your TMJ/TMD Symptoms

It is easy to take your temporomandibular joint for granted. As the “hinge” that connects your jawbone to your skull, it also allows you to chew and move the jaw both up and down as well as side to side. When it is malfunctioning, it can be difficult to yawn, chew, and even speak. Problems with this joint are described as TMJ or TMD (temporomandibular disorders), and must be treated promptly and skillfully.

Fortunately, Dr. Tracey Nguyen of Lansdowne Dental Care takes TMJ/TMD cases very seriously and offers high tech dental solutions for such uncomfortable issues. Though it is often difficult to determine what causes TMJ/TMD, it is usually something relating to the muscles or the joint itself. Injury, bruxism (also known as tooth grinding), arthritis, stress, and problems with the fluid cushion within the joint can all cause problems, including pain and discomfort.

TMJ

When you visit Lansdowne Dental Care’s office in Lansdowne, VA, Dr. Nguyen will expertly assess your symptoms using the latest technologies. Whether you have pain or problems opening the mouth, a sense of your jaws being stuck open or closed, popping or clicking sounds, swelling, headache, neck pain or ringing in the ears (all symptoms of TMJ/TMD), Dr. Nguyen and the team will quickly, comfortably, and efficiently diagnose your condition.

With such advanced equipment as the Planmeca ProMax 3D Max x-ray equipment, a three-dimensional image of your skull can identify the source(s) of your TMJ/TMD, and the dental team can then get you on the path to recovery.
This may include the use of custom guards or the replacement of missing teeth through implants, crowns or bridges. You may even find that your condition would benefit from Invisalign® to improve your bite pattern.

With so many high tech solutions on hand, your TMJ/TMD issues can be diagnosed and treated easily.

To book a visit with Dr. Nguyen, give us a call today at 703-723-7810, or use our online contact form and a member of our staff will respond promptly.

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