TMJ and Neuromuscular Dentistry


Suffering from jaw pain? Headaches? ‘Clicking’ jaw? Our TMJ dental specialists can help. Many of our patients are surprised to learn that their headache pain is caused by their jaw joints, muscle spasms around the head or neck, or an incorrect bite. Headaches are one of the most common signs of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), a condition that stems from the jaw. Other signs of TMJ include pain behind the eyes, painful muscles, worn teeth, tingling in the fingers and hands, clicking or popping in the jaw joint, sensitive teeth, earaches, ringing in the ears, dizziness and other issues.

Many patients have tried to fix these issues with muscle relaxants or pain medications, but we believe it is essential to treat them at the source. At DC Dental Spa, we use neuromuscular dentistry to address the underlying jaw factors that lead to the symptoms, and we restore the proper functioning of the jaw to improve your overall health.

The jaw is a component of the skeletal chain, and an imperfect bite causes the muscles in the face and jaw to tense up. This tenseness can cause the symptoms listed above, but they are often misdiagnosed because TMJ disorders can cause problems throughout the body. Patients who see a specialist who only focuses on these body parts do not experience relief because the problem actually lies elsewhere – in the jaw. That is why seeing a dentist who specializes in neuromuscular dentistry is so important. Our team can address the underlying cause of your symptoms so you finally experience relief.

To learn more about TMJ and neuromuscular dentistry, contact our team today. Our staff can answer any questions you have and schedule you for a consultation with one of our specialists so you can start feeling better as soon as possible.

If you have questions regarding TMJ dentistry or would like to learn more, or for appointment requests, please contact us.

DC Dental Spa
730 24th St NW, Suite 9
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: 202-871-3228
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