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TMJ Treatment in

If you’re experiencing jaw pain, it may be temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). It’s important to get a proper diagnosis of TMJ from your dentist because it shares many symptoms and signs with other conditions. If you’re experiencing jaw pain, the dentists at Crown Dental Care can provide you with a diagnosis and treatment plan.

TMJ Treatment in Germantown, MD

The temporomandibular joint is the hinge in your jaw that’s responsible for the forward, backward and side-to-side movement of your lower jaw. When anything prevents that hinge from doing its job properly, in whatever direction, it can result in TMJ. The most common signs and symptoms are:

  • Headaches, ear pain, or pressure behind the eyes
  • Clicks or popping sounds when opening or closing your mouth
  • Difficulty or pain while yawning
  • Instances where your jaw “locks,” or gets stuck

Since there are many variables to TMJ, there is no cure that can heal all cases. Our dentists may recommend a treatment that comes in the form of an oral appliance called a bite guard or bite plate. Bite guards are stabilization splints that are worn over the upper or lower teeth. They prevent improper contact between the upper and lower teeth, so the wearer can only fully bite if they bite properly.

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Winnie T.

Never had a bad experience here. The staff are always so friendly and the office itself and its equipment is very up-to-date, modern, and clean. Dr. T is very gentle and nice and takes the time to answer your questions.
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Alexandria T.

Crown Dental is by far the best dentist I've been to. Dr. T always takes such good care of us. My 4 year old loved seeing Linda again, our visit was so personable, Linda and Dr. T remembered her from her very first visit. Highly recommend Crown Dental Care!
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Dana C.

I love coming to this dentist. The staff are always nice and professional. They go above and beyond to make you feel comfortable and try to make the pain of going to the dentist a bit less terrible. I have had many dentists and hated all of them until I came to Crown Dental Care in Germantown. If you’re looking for a dentist, I would highly recommend them!
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