The temporomandibular joint is the joint the controls all movement in your jaw. Surrounded and supported by an intricate system of muscles and nerves, misalignment of this joint is a common cause of severe facial and head pain.


Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ or TMD) is the name given to any number of problems that can affect the proper alignment and function of your jaw. Burke, Virginia TMJ dentist Dr. Pamela Marzban has years of experience detecting TMD and providing TMJ treatment to address this common disorder and restore complete comfort.

Symptoms of TMD include:

  • Clicking or popping in the jaw
  • Limited jaw mobility
  • Swelling or pain in and around the jaw
  • Ear pain without infection
  • Chronic headaches

Left untreated, TMD can lead to postural problems which can affect the head, neck, and body, making prompt treatment for TMD incredibly important to ensure overall systemic health. During your regularly scheduled cleanings and examinations with Dr. Marzban, your temporomandibular joint disorder will be thoroughly evaluated to help detect problems before serious issues arise.

If you live in or around Burke, Fairfax, or Fairfax Station, Virginia and would like more information on TMJ or TMD, please contactDr. Pamela Marzban to schedule a neuromuscular consultation today.