The causes and symptoms of every case of temporomandibular joint disorder (also known as TMJ or TMD) are unique. Likewise, the solution best suited to correct the problem needs to be customized for each individual. Experienced Fairfax, Virginia, neuromuscular dentist Dr. Pamela Marzban understands the necessity of treating each instance of TMJ as a unique occurrence, and will work closely with you to determine what treatment option will best work to realign your jaw and provide relief.
Treatment Options for TMJ
One common form of treatment for TMJ is the use of a customized mouthguard. A mouthguard will work to gently realign your jaw over a period of time, providing both pain relief and optimal jaw positioning.
Of course, every mouth is unique and mouthguards may not be ideally suited to each individual. Other options for treating TMJ include:
- Muscle relaxation with the use of a TENS Unit
- Massage therapy
- Jaw exercises
- Medications to help relax your jaw muscles
If yourTMJ is causing serious bite issues, procedures such as porcelain veneers or orthodontic devices including Invisalign may provide the optimal solution. During your initial consultation, Dr. Marzban will work closely with you to determine what procedure, or combination of therapies will work best for your particular case.