At Valley Dental Health, we help patients suffering from chronic jaw pain by offering TMJ treatment in Hunt Valley, MD. Depending on the underlying cause of your TMJ disorder, our doctors can provide a treatment option to manage your symptoms and to hopefully prevent them from returning again in the future. Learn more about the various treatment options for TMJ disorders below.
TMJ Treatment in Hunt Valley, MD
TMJ disorders, or temporomandibular joint syndrome, occur when there is damage or inflammation to the joint that is utilized the most during speaking and chewing. When this joint is injured or inflamed, often patients will experience jaw pain in addition to other symptoms like tension headaches, a popping or clicking noise when they open and close their mouths, earaches, or associated dental damages.
Your TMJ treatment plan will depend on the underlying cause of your TMJ disorder. Patients with a history of teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, are at a higher risk of developing TMJ disorders. Additionally, patients who grind or clench their jaw together under high stress may develop a TMJ disorder. These mild to moderate cases of TMJ disorders may be treated using oral appliance therapy. Oral appliance therapy utilizes a custom night-guard to hold your mouth in a healthier resting position and prevent grinding or clenching while in use. Most patients choose to wear it while they sleep, while others may wear it when they feel themselves grinding or clenching their teeth throughout the day.
Advanced concerns like missing teeth or misaligned teeth may also contribute to your development of a TMJ disorder. In some cases, you may require surgery. Often, we can help patients with moderate to severe cases of TMJ disorders through the use of bite correction therapy using one or more restorative or cosmetic dental procedures to realign the teeth and ensure they come into contact correctly. We will do everything we can to improve the alignment of your smile so that your jaw joints are not under so much stress while performing daily tasks like chewing or speaking. The best way to determine which treatment option is right for you is to schedule an appointment with Valley Dental Health.
Patient Review of Valley Dental Health
“The Valley Dental Health team is great! They have a professional and courteous staff. The office is clean and spacious. I’ve been coming here for 6 or 7 years now and I’ve never had a bad experience. From the desk staff, to the hygienists, to the dentists, everyone is caring and helpful. I would recommend Valley Dental Health to all of my closest friends and family members.” – Mark S.
Schedule An Appointment
Do you suffer from chronic jaw pain, bruxism, or tension headaches? We recommend scheduling an appointment with our Hunt Valley dentists as soon as possible to learn more about your TMJ treatment options. Both of our dentists, Dr. Ashley Izadi and Dr. Roham Rafat, are restorative dentists with advanced training and experience in the treatment of TMJ disorders. We look forward to seeing you soon.