TMJ: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

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Posted: July 15, 2020

TMJ, or temporomandibular joint dysfunction syndrome, is a problem involving tight, tender knots in the muscles of the jaw. These knots are called trigger points, and they can create pain over the eye mimicking a headache, double vision, a stuffy sensation in the ears, and a host of other uncomfortable symptoms.

Several different things can cause TMJ or TMD; however, the root issue is often a misaligned bite. Therefore, a comprehensive TMJ treatment plan begins with restoring ideal jaw alignment. Therapies such as massage and trigger point injections can also be used to provide additional, lasting relief.

Dr. Gerald Marlin has worked with thousands of TMJ patients over the years. He can relieve your pain and improve your quality of life with effective, individualized treatments.

Call 202-244-2101 to schedule a TMJ evaluation today. Our practice offers virtual and in-office consultations for your convenience. Prosthetic Dentistry of Washington D.C. serves Chevy Chase, Bethesda, Arlington, and the surrounding areas of Maryland and Virginia.

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