If you are suffering from temporomandibular joint disorder or TMJ/TMD we may have the solution for you at Telegraph Dentists. Our dentists, Dr. Myvan Tran and associates, may be able to address the problem with splint therapy in Alexandria, Virginia. Call 703-879-1222 today to speak with a member of our team and schedule your appointment.
TMJ is a condition brought on by stress on the cartilage that connects your lower jaw to your head. As a result, you may have problems opening or closing your mouth, and you may even experience problems eating or speaking. This may be accompanied by pain in your neck and shoulders along with ear aches and headaches.
To relieve this pain and prevent further damage, our dentists can create a custom splint that you can wear. The splint is a piece of plastic that fits over your teeth that will reduce pressure on the joints of your jaw and keep you from clenching or grinding your teeth, which are two causes of TMJ. The splint protects your teeth and repositions your bite to decrease the effects of TMJ. You should wear the splint for as long as Dr. Tran prescribes for the best possible results. Please contact our office today if you are ready to experience relief from TMJ.