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Dentistry of Fairfax

TMJ/TMD Dentistry in Fairfax

No More Jaw Pain

Did you start yet another day this morning in discomfort, and you’re exhausted from being stuck in the same painful cycle every day?

Everything from headaches to anxiety can be linked to jaw pain in Fairfax and problems with your temporomandibular joint or TMJ.

The worst part of this kind of pain is that you might not understand why you have it, or so often, it is misdiagnosed as something else and masked by medications.

We’re here to let you know that help is just a consultation away, where you’ll learn about minimally invasive, affordable TMJ treatment options.

What Causes TMD?

TMJ disorder or TMD is usually marked by jaw pain in Fairfax that’s keeping patients of all ages from living a life free from discomfort, as well as creating an annoying laundry list of symptoms that can be strange.

TMD can be caused by trauma, tooth loss, or unbalanced dental work. However, the biggest triggers are stress, nighttime grinding, and clenching. If you or someone in our family is struggling with these symptoms, we want to get to know you and help you feel better.

What Are Some Symptoms of TMD?

In all the years Dr. Chandra has been working with TMJ patients, we’ve seen some symptoms that you wouldn’t necessarily associate with TMD. This is why what you’re feeling or dealing with is often diagnosed as something totally different. Some symptoms include:

  • Headaches and migraines
  • Stiff neck, shoulders, and back
  • Numbness in fingers and arms
  • Dizziness
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Insomnia

You might also notice that your teeth are more sensitive or even becoming loose in some spots.

Your TMJ Treatment Options

To begin to bring you TMJ pain relief, we used special technology and training to determine the optimal position of where your jaw should be when it’s in a relaxed, natural position.

Dr. Chandra is skilled in achieving something called centric relation, where your upper and lower teeth are in a harmonious alignment.

We can show you how bite guard therapy works to reposition your jaw for a chance at permanent pain relief.


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