Open and close your jaw right now. Did you hear a click, or feel a pop? If so, you could have a problem with your TMJ, or temporomandibular joint. That’s the complex collection of joints that connect your jaw to the skull — and when something goes wrong in one of them, you certainly feel it. The disorder can cause real pain and future problems, but knowing its symptoms can help you seek a diagnosis and treatment before it’s too late. Keep reading to learn about TMJ therapy in northern Virginia from Dr. Wayne Myles at Smiles by Myles!
All About your TMJ Disorder
As a neuromuscular dentist, Dr. Myles has extensive experience dealing with TMJ disorder, including training from the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. That’s wonderful news for anyone dealing with the painful effects of this condition, which is often caused by misaligned teeth or after facial trauma. Some of the signs you may be suffering from TMJ disorder include the following.
- Popping or clicking upon opening or closing the mouth
- Jaw locking in place
- Frequent migraines or headaches
- Pain in the face, shoulders, head and neck
- Worn teeth resulting from teeth grinding (bruxism)
- Tingling extremities
If you suspect that you or a loved one are dealing with the effects of TMJ disorder, please don’t wait to schedule a consultation for the condition at Smiles by Myles. We’ll get you in to see the doctor quickly so that you don’t have to spend any more time in pain!
TMJ Disorder Therapy in Northern Virginia
Dr. Myles always uses the latest technology for dealing with TMJ disorder. He will first assess your disorder with a TENS unit, then determine where the proper jaw alignment falls with a K-7. With this information, he’ll make a recommendation for your unique TMJ treatment — like a removable oral device, or maybe even restorative dental work. These treatments can correct your bite and alleviate your symptoms, freeing you from TMJ pain once and for all! That’s sweet relief for anyone dealing with chronic jaw pain.
Schedule your Dental Exam Today
If you think you’re suffering from a problem with your TMJ, don’t wait another day to seek a diagnosis and treatment. Contact the experts at Smiles by Myles for Reston TMJ treatment! We can help you eat, speak and smile comfortably once again. Give us a call to schedule your TMJ consultation today!