TMJ TherapyAn Overview
Dr. Ashley Izadi and Dr. Roham Rafat are family dentists near Hunt Valley, MD with advanced training and experience in the treatment of TMJ disorders. Few clinicians are trained to properly identify, diagnose and treat TMJ disorders, also known as TMD. You can count on Valley Dental Health for personalized, focused care. Our dentists will spend ample time getting to know you and educating you on all available treatment options.
TMJ Therapy What to Expect
Dr. Izadi’s and Dr. Rafat’s goals with TMJ therapy is to gently bring the head, neck, and jaw into a natural, comfortable position. Our dentists start with a comprehensive evaluation to look for the signs and symptoms of TMJ dysfunction. In some cases, advanced diagnostic equipment is used to help identify the source of instability.
A TMJ mouthguard is a removable oral appliance that helps to keep the teeth and jaw in proper position. Usually worn during sleep, this oral appliance may also prevent teeth grinding or clenching which can lead to tooth wear and contribute to tooth decay and gum disease. TMJ treatment through splints, mouth guards and night guards can help to alleviate the most common symptoms of TMJ dysfunction and prevent damage to the teeth and gums.