12620 Clarksville Pike
Clarksville, MD 21029
TMJ Treatment Maryland
TMJ Disorders - TMD Treatment in Columbia, Maryland
Many people do not realize that teeth grinding can be a serious issue, with major consequences, as well as more serious underlying causes. There are jaw disorders of all kinds, and the most common tend to fall into the family of TMJ disorders.
TMJ stands for the temporomandibular joint, and it's the joint that connects your lower jaw to your skull. This of course makes it essential to speaking and chewing, and means it's in usage all throughout the day.
Symptoms of TMJ disorders include clicking and popping sounds from the jaw, as well as headaches, tooth sensitivity issues, worn and chipping teeth, facial pain, and even seemingly unrelated problems such as congestion of the ears, neck, shoulder and back pain, and more.
As a leading Clarksville dentist, we work with our patients to help them understand TMJ disorders, and provide effective TMD treatment. Maryland residents continue relying on our services for effective and, whenever possible, minimally invasive solutions.
There are a variety of potential TMD treatments available, depending on the severity and specifics of your symptoms. This begins with simply utilizing occasional Aspirin tablets or muscle relaxers, and also includes utilizing orthotic appliances. Neuromuscular treatments focus on correcting the bite and realigning the jaw to eliminate pain, discomfort and other issues, and may also include TENS - transcutaneous electrical neural stimulation, teeth re-shaping, and full mouth restorations.
To learn more about TMJ disorders and how we can help you as your new Clarksville dentist, call 410.531.5639 to make an appointment today. We'll provide you with high quality TMD treatment in Columbia, Maryland to relieve pain and discomfort, and fix more serious, long-term issues as well.