Do you experience pain in your jaw? Do you frequently wake up with headaches? Do you constantly clench your jaw while you sleep or throughout the day? If your answer to these questions is yes, then you may be suffering from a Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) problem. Dr. Qureshi is your leading choice for TMJ treatment in Alexandria, as well as complete family dental care. He uses the latest and most effective methods available to alleviate your painful and disruptive symptoms.
What is TMJ Disorder?
The jaw joint is located in front of each of your ears. It moves when you talk, eat, yawn and even swallow. The head of the jawbone, and the ligaments and muscles of mastication are what make up the Temporomandibular Joint. TMJ Disorder can lead to clicking, popping, or grinding noise in the joint, which is caused when the condyle and disc are not working in unison.
Patients with a TMJ disorder may experience the following symptoms:
• Jaw soreness
• Discomfort when talking, chewing, or yawning
Fortunately, Dr. Qureshi offers excellent treatment options to relieve the symptoms caused by TMJ disorder. The way we treat TMJ disorder will depend on your specific cause. The first step is to identify the cause by evaluating your dental history for anything that could have contributed to the condition, such as previous orthodontic work or an injury. In many cases, a misaligned bite is what causes painful TMJ disorder. Dr. Qureshi can then fit you with a plastic splint, or bite plain, that you wear for 3-7 days. This treatment has helped reduce or eliminate the symptoms caused by TMJ and TMD for many of our patients.
If you are suffering from pain and discomfort in your jaw, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Qureshi today. We offer complete dental care to patients of all ages and we welcome the opportunity to improve your smile. You can trust that our staff at Farhan Qureshi, DDS makes it a priority to deliver superior, patient-centered are at all times. Our office also offers flexible financing options and we help file insurance claims on your behalf.