Do you suffer from jaw pain, headaches, or a clicking jaw? Our DC TMJ dentists can help. We offer state-of-the-art, non-invasive therapies for your TMJ pain to reduce your discomfort and improve your quality of life.
Many of our patients are surprised to learn that their headache pain is caused by their jaw joints, muscle spasms around the head or neck, or an incorrect bite. Headaches are one of the most common signs of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, a group of conditions that originate in the jaw. Other signs of TMJ include pain behind the eyes, painful muscles, worn-down teeth, clicking or popping in the jaw joint, sensitive teeth, earaches, ringing in the ears, and dizziness.
Many patients have tried to remedy these issues with muscle relaxants or pain medications, but we believe it’s essential to treat them at the source. At DC Dental Spa, we use neuromuscular dentistry to address the underlying jaw factors that lead to your painful or uncomfortable symptoms, and we restore proper function of the jaw to improve your overall health.
An imperfect bite can cause muscles in the face and jaw to tense up. This tenseness can cause the symptoms listed above, but they are often misdiagnosed because TMJ disorders can cause problems throughout the body. Patients who see a specialist who only focuses on these body parts do not experience relief because the problem actually lies elsewhere – in the jaw. That’s why seeing a dentist who specializes in neuromuscular dentistry is so important. Our team can address the underlying cause of your symptoms so you finally experience relief!
To learn more about TMJ and neuromuscular dentistry, contact our team today at (202) 873-1054. Our staff can answer any questions you have and schedule you for a consultation with one of our specialists so you can start feeling better as soon as possible.