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TMJ/TMD treatment is a specialized service we provide to address the discomfort and dysfunction associated with temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD). These conditions affect the jaw joint (TMJ) and the muscles that control jaw movement, leading to symptoms such as pain, clicking sounds and restricted movement. Our approach to TMD treatment focuses on relieving pain, improving function and preventing further joint damage.

Understanding TMJ/TMD Treatment

TMJ/TMD treatment in Gambrills, Maryland, encompasses a variety of therapeutic approaches designed to alleviate the symptoms of temporomandibular disorders. Depending on the severity and cause of your TMD, treatment options may include oral appliances (such as night guards to prevent teeth grinding), physical therapy, medications to reduce inflammation and pain, and, in some cases, more advanced interventions. Our goal is to provide a personalized treatment plan that addresses your specific needs and promotes long-term jaw health.

The TMJ/TMD Treatment Process

  • Comprehensive Evaluation: A detailed assessment of your jaw pain, function and medical history to accurately diagnose TMD.
  • Personalized Treatment Planning: Development of a tailored treatment strategy that may include a combination of therapies.
  • Implementation: Initiation of the recommended treatment, such as fitting for a custom oral appliance or starting physical therapy exercises.
  • Ongoing Support: Regular follow-ups to monitor progress, adjust treatment as necessary and provide guidance on managing symptoms.

Benefits of TMJ/TMD Treatment

  • Alleviates jaw pain and discomfort
  • Improves jaw function and range of motion
  • Reduces the risk of further joint damage and associated dental wear
  • Enhances overall quality of life by addressing a key source of pain and dysfunction

Find Relief from TMJ/TMD Symptoms

If you are experiencing symptoms of TMJ/TMD, such as jaw pain, difficulty chewing or a clicking sound when moving your jaw, do not hesitate to seek treatment. Our dentists and team are dedicated to providing effective, personalized care for temporomandibular disorders, helping you achieve relief and improved jaw function. Call Waugh Chapel Dental today at 410-451-9600 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Robert Daly or Dr. Poorna Phaltankar to explore your treatment options and take the first step towards a more comfortable, pain-free life.

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