Temporomandibular Joints (TMJ)
The temporomandibular joints (TMJ) consist of the joints and jaw muscles that make it possible for you to open and close your mouth. Your TMJ (muscles, ligaments, and jaw bone) work together whenever you need to eat, speak, and swallow. Your lower jaw (mandible) connects your skull at the temporal bone, and as this joint controls most of the jaws’ functions, any pain or discomfort in this area may be due to temporomandibular disorder (TMD).
Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) may be caused by various factors, including:
- Constantly clenched jaw
- Teeth grinding
- Tooth and jaw misalignment
In some cases, temporarily wearing a night guard may significantly reduce teeth grinding damage. At Dr. Ejtemai’s dental office, our team can help you obtain a more permanent TMD solution. Request an appointment at our office today.
Symptoms That May Determine TMD
While TMD may be associated with other health conditions, other than the ones below, consult with Dr. Ejtemai and our team of TMJ specialists at our Falls Church dental office to help determine if you need treatment.
- Clicking or popping noise when mouth opens
- Difficulties chewing or eating
- Ear pain
- Excessive teeth grinding (bruxism)
- Lock jaw (jaw is stuck open or closed)
- Pain with mouth movement
Get in Touch With Professional TMJ Dentists in Falls Church, VA
Dr. Ejtemai has the TMJ training and experience you can trust to help relieve your jaw discomfort. Whether you have bruxism or you are stressed, Dr. Ejtemai’s dental office can serve your needs with professional experience, training, and affordable TMJ services. Not sure if you have TMD? Contact Dr. Ejtemai’s Falls Church dentistry at (703) 237-6767 to schedule a consultation today.