Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders are a common occurrence among many patients. Connecting your lower jaw to either side of your head, the TMJ are the hinge-joints that allow you to open and close your mouth and engage in oral function properly. Your TMJ, or jaw joints, are the most widely used joints throughout your entire body. When the actual joints or soft tissues that facilitate normal joint function become damaged, inflamed, or otherwise injured, temporomandibular joint disorder or dysfunction (TMD) occurs. TMD may affect your ability to eat and speak comfortably and can cause a range of mild to debilitating symptoms, such as jaw pain, facial or neck pain, and migraines, among other issues.
Board-certified oral surgery specialist Dr. Michael Kuzmik has specialized training and expertise in treating TMD and its related symptoms. Using an advanced diagnostic approach, he can evaluate your jaw joint health and recommend treatment options to restore your comfort and treat your condition. Treatment options for TMD often include palliative care, occlusal (bite) adjustments, night guard therapy, BOTOX®, or surgery for severe cases. If you have TMJ pain or other symptoms of TMD, Dr. Kuzmik and our team can help. Contact one of our Virginia oral and maxillofacial practices today to reserve your TMJ consultation.
"I would like to share my recent most excellent experience with Dr Hamad Alharbi. For many years I had been an extremely satisfied patient of Dr Michael Kuzmik who has since retired. I recently required urgent oral surgery to remove two teeth. This was my first visit to Dr Alharbi (who had immediately agreed to see me same day). He performed a very thorough but timely diagnosis and clearly explained his prognosis and recommended course of action. His attention to detail with meaningful explanations and responses to questions are exceptional. My surgical procedure was timely, thorough and painless. Dr Alharbi followed up after surgery several times to check on my recovery(which has gone very well). I strongly recommend Dr Alharbi."- R.K. / Google / Nov 07, 2023
"Very caring and interactive. Clearly explained what was happening. I wasn’t just another patient. I was someone they wanted to know and help."- E.M. / Google / Nov 03, 2023
"Not that I love going to a dental surgeon, but these folks are extraordinary. I needed an implant and they had to calm me down in order to give me the needles in my mouth. The doctor took time to actually know me and not make me feel I was a number. After the procedure, he texted several times to make sure I was okay. If you need dental surgery this is the place to go!"- A.H. / Google / Oct 28, 2023
"Had another great experience with Dr. Alharbi, and I also want to give a shout-out to the staff, both medical and administrative. They are always pleasant and professional, on the phone and in person."- J.T. / Google / Oct 27, 2023
"Dr. Alharbi had recently performed reconstructive Jaw Surgery with great skill and a wonderful bedside manner. I highly recommend Dr. Alharbi if you need any type of Maxillofacial surgery. My wait time was minimal, the staff was courteous, and the surgical staff was upbeat and professional. The doctor followed up with a text the same day to make sure I was okay. A definite five stars to Dr. Alharbi*****"- A.H. / Google / Oct 24, 2023