Treating TMJ Headaches

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TMJ Treatment Reston VA

Do you experience constant headaches?

Headaches, especially in the morning, can be a sign of TMJ disorder. TMJ is a complex bite disorder with no single cause or treatment. Patients who suffer from TMJ often experience chronic headaches, facial and jaw pain, and tension in the neck and upper back. Finding the right solution to treat TMJ can help patients avoid further damage and minimize painful and uncomfortable symptoms. Catching TMJ early may also help reduce your risk of tooth damage. Consider visiting Dr. Datta at Ridgetop Dental in Reston, VA for the dental care you need.

Symptoms of TMJ include:

  • Headaches (especially in the morning)
  • Neck, shoulder and back pain
  • Clicking and popping sound when moving the jaw
  • Teeth grinding
  • Lockjaw and jaw clenching
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Borken fillings and broken crowns
  • Worn, fractured, or chipped teeth
  • Shifting teeth

Our dental care team will review your symptoms and perform a full comprehensive dental exam. We will work with you to develop a personalized soluting based on your dental needs. Determining and treating the underlying cause of TMJ is a crucial part of creating a successful treatment plan.

TMJ may be a result of one or more of these factors:

  • Malocclusion
  • Arthritis or disease-related  joint tissue degeneration
  • Trauma to the jaw joint
  • Teeth grinding (bruxism)

Treating TMJ

Based on the results of your comprehensive exam and detailed analysis, Dr. Datta may suggest one or more treatment options to treat TMJ.

Treatment options for TMJ may include:

  • Mouth guard/Splint therapy: A custom-designed oral appliance that prevents teeth grinding.
  • Invisalign®: Dr. Datta is a Northern VA Invisalign® provider. Invisalign can be an ideal solution for teen and adult patients mild to moderate concerns. Invisalign are sets of clear, removable aligner that gradually reposition the teeth over the course of your treatment.
  • Restorative Dentistry: TMJ can damage the teeth over time. Patients can experience chipped, fractured or cracked teeth as a result of teeth grinding.  Dr. Datta can restore damaged teeth using dental crowns, dental bonding or porcelain veneers.

Schedule An Appointment

To learn more about TMJ treatment, visit Ridgetop Dental Group in Reston, VA. Patients can call us to schedule an appointment or schedule an appointment online.

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