If you have popping or locking in your jaw, our dentist may suggest TMJ treatment to help you find relief.

What Is TMJ Treatment?

The temporomandibular joint is the joint in your jaw that connects it to your facial structure. Disorders for this joint are called TMJ disorders, or TMD. Treatment for this disorder becomes necessary when the jaw joint becomes misaligned, injured, or causes discomfort while chewing or talking.

Causes for TMJ discomfort characteristically include bite misalignment, nighttime teeth grinding (bruxism), or trauma or injury to the jaw, head or neck.

Common Symptoms of TMD include:

  • Facial pain or stressed muscles in the jaw
  • Jaw locking
  • Clinking or grinding sounds when opening or closing the mouth
  • Pain and discomfort in the neck, ears or shoulders
  • Headaches
  • Pain or stiffness while opening or closing your mouth

Our dentist can help evaluate your mouth and jaw to determine if you need TMJ treatment. Depending on the severity of your symptoms, Dr. Zia Rizvi may recommend different treatments, including mouth exercises, restorative dental treatments, a mouth guard or jaw surgery. Please contact our office at 703-858-1904 to learn more about TMJ treatment in Ashburn, Virginia, and schedule an appointment at Ashburn Dental Care.