Relieve jaw pain and restore your oral health
TMJ, or temporomandibular joint, refers to the two joints that connect your lower jaw to your skull. When these joints are dysfunctional, it can cause significant pain and discomfort and have an enormous impact on your day-to-day life. Dr. John A. Marino provides TMJ treatments in Annandale, Virginia, to alleviate the discomfort caused by TMJ disorders and restore your oral health and function.
When your jaws become stressed, injured or misaligned, you may develop a TMJ disorder. TMJ disorders may occur as a result of any number of factors separately or in combination, including stress, bruxism (teeth grinding), arthritis, or trauma and injury. Common signs of TMJ disorders include:
Dr. Marino has received extensive training in treating TMJ disorders and related problems. When you visit our office, he will examine your jaw to determine the cause the problem, and the severity of your TMJ disorder. This examination may include a variety of diagnostic tools, such as 3D study models, X-rays and Doppler checks. He will then develop an individualized treatment plan based on your unique needs.
Your TMJ treatment may include jaw and facial relaxation exercises, night guards or other oral appliances, restorative dental treatments and lifestyle changes. If your condition is severe, our dentist may recommend jaw surgery to correct the problem.
If you have any questions about TMJ disorders and our treatments, please contact our office today.