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TMJ Therapy in Alexandria, VA

What Is TMD & TMJ?

Jaw pain, also known at lockjaw, can lead to trouble speaking and chewing. Temporomandibular disorder, often miscalled TMJ disorder, is an incredibly common condition when the temporomandibular joint is damaged or becomes misaligned, causing pain and preventing you from carrying out normal, everyday tasks.

If you think you are suffering from TMD/TMJ, call us at (703) 854-9955 to learn more about how we can help.

If you have been diagnosed with TMD, you are likely looking for relief. Although there are some forms of treatment which may temporarily help, such as chiropractic treatments or medication, they are not effective at providing long-term results. At King Centre Dental, we offer restorative dentistry which works to remedy the effects of TMD/TMJ. Our Alexandria dentists have years of experience and can help you seek relief.

Why Does Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome Occur

While the direct cause of Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome also known as TMJ can vary some causes include misalignment of the teeth or jaw, teeth grinding or clenching, arthritis, and gum chewing. The pain and discomfort associated with TMJ can be temporary and self-managed. If you’re experiencing TMJ and are looking to relief the pain associated with it contact King Centre Dental, our trained dentist can provide an effective treatment to improve your symptoms.

What Are the Symptoms of TMJ or TMD?

Temporomandibular joint syndrome can affect people in a wide range of ways. The most noticeable symptom is a clicking or popping in the jaw, paired with headaches or other symptoms. TMJ can cause both traveling and localized discomfort, some of which is difficult to place until you are diagnosed and understand the cause. Your dental health can affect your well-being, including your ability to eat, speak, and sleep.

A few of the other symptoms of TMJ disorder include:

  • Migraines
  • Loose teeth
  • Worn down teeth
  • Tired or sore facial muscles
  • Limited range of motion
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Neck pain
  • Bite changes
  • Facial pain
  • Jaw pain
  • Earaches
  • Swelling on the face

    Find TMJ Disorder Relief in Alexandria, VA

    TMJ can be triggered by a wide range of factors, from biting down on something hard or grinding your teeth to chewing gum. If you are experiencing the dysfunction or symptoms of TMJ, our dentists at King Centre Dental in Alexandria can help. We provide effective treatment options to help you improve your oral health and reduce your symptoms, including orthodontics. Don’t let TMJ go undiagnosed, as doing so may lead to permanent damage.

    Our office is committed to helping you improve your oral health. Call us today at (703) 854-9955.

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    • Full-service dentistry solution

      We provide a wide variety of services and procedures to address all of your dental needs under one roof.

    • Competent and trustworthy dentists

      Dr. Clark and the team at King Centre Dental provide quality dental care to patients in the Alexandria area.

    • Treatment for patients of all ages

      We treat patients of all ages, providing anything from general dentistry to reconstruction.

    • State-of-the-art technology

      We stay up-to-date on the most effective dental procedures and use state-of-the-art technology.

    • Compassionate, patient-centered care

      We believe in taking the time to truly understand your dental needs, goals, and lifestyle.

    • Sedation for patients with dental anxiety

      In order to make our patients comfortable, we offer sedation for dental anxiety.

    • Accessible hours, including on Saturday

      Because it can be hard to find time for the dentist, we offer convenient hours to fit your busy schedule.

    • Comfortable, pampering environment

      We have created an atmosphere where everyone can feel comfortable, relaxed, and at home.


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