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Have you ever heard about temporomandibular joint disorder? This condition, often known as TMJ or TMJD, can lead to a number of serious, painful conditions. Fortunately, there are a number of things you could do to address this problem, and several things you can consider doing to identify TMJD.

TMJD, also known as temporomandibular joint disorder, can be caused by a variety of issues, such as injuries, accidents, or even teeth grinding. Fortunately, if you have this condition, simple pain medication should be enough to ease your discomfort until you can visit our team. If your TMJ is caused by teeth grinding, our team may be able to make a custom mouthguard for you.

Sadly, it may be difficult to recognize the symptoms of TMJ disorder since many people with TMJ grind their teeth subconsciously. But there are a few symptoms you can watch for. For instance, you may suffer from frequent headaches, ranging from mild to severe. You may also hear noises in your ear, such as ringing, clicking, and popping.

If you’re suffering from TMJ disorder, our team can help. Dr. Rai will be happy to examine the health of your teeth and give you the personalized advice you need. If you would like to learn more, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 540-657-0867. We look forward to hearing from you soon.