TMJ Therapy in Washington, DC

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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.

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