TMJ Dental Services at Foxhall Dental Center

At Foxhall Dental Center, we're dedicated to offering expert care for patients experiencing Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ/TMD). Led by Dr. Charles White, our approach to TMJ disorders is holistic, combining advanced diagnostics and personalized treatment plans to address the root causes of your discomfort effectively.

Understanding TMJ Disorders

TMJ disorders affect the joint that connects your jaw to the skull, leading to pain, difficulty chewing, and discomfort in the jaw, ear, and neck. Factors contributing to TMJ disorders include jaw injury, arthritis, bruxism (teeth grinding), and misalignment of the teeth or jaw.

One of the first places to start are by exploring these simple questions: 

  1. Why My Jaw Hurts?
  2. Can TMJ Affect Your Ears?

How Do Dentists Help with TMJ?

Dentists are uniquely positioned to diagnose and treat TMJ disorders due to their in-depth understanding of oral and maxillofacial structure. Treatments may involve oral appliances, adjustments to the bite, or therapies designed to relieve pain and improve joint function, showcasing the critical role dentists play in managing TMJ disorders.

Expert Diagnosis and Treatment Options

Our journey begins with a thorough diagnosis utilizing the latest imaging technologies to assess your condition accurately. From dental exams to bite analysis, we ensure your treatment plan is tailored specifically to you.

From custom-fitted oral appliances like nightguards to alleviate bruxism, to targeted physical therapy exercises, we provide a range of treatments. Learn more about our approach to relieving TMJ pain and discover solutions tailored to your lifestyle.

Holistic Dental Care at Foxhall

TMJ treatment complements our broad spectrum of dental services, from general dentistry to cosmetic procedures like teeth whitening and Invisalign. For those needing extensive care, our restorative dentistry services, including dental implants and full & partial dentures, restore function and aesthetics to your smile.

Ready to Address Your TMJ Pain?

Don't let TMJ pain dictate your life. At Foxhall Dental Center, we're here to help you find the relief you deserve. Schedule your TMJ consultation today and take the first step towards living free from jaw pain and discomfort.

What is TMJ?

What is TMJ?

TMJ, short for Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, refers to a condition affecting the jaw joint and muscles controlling jaw movement. This intricate joint facilitates actions like chewing, speaking, and yawning.

TMJ Symptoms & Treatments

Comprehensive TMJ Diagnostics: Understanding Your Symptoms

Navigating TMJ disorders starts with recognizing the symptoms and understanding the treatment landscape. Effective management is key to improving your quality of life.

Relieve TMJ Pain

How to Relieve TMJ Pain

Dealing with TMJ pain can significantly impact your daily life, but with the right strategies and expert guidance from Dr. Charles White at Foxhall Dental Center, relief is within reach. Here’s how we approach TMJ pain relief, combining home remedies, lifestyle modifications, and advanced treatments.

Why Jaw Hurts?

Why My Jaw Hurts? A Simple Guide

If you've ever woken up with a sore jaw or found yourself wincing from jaw pain after a long day, you might have found yourself wondering, "Is this TMJ?" It's a question we hear often, and for good reason. The jaw plays a pivotal role in so many of our daily activities—talking, eating, laughing—that any discomfort can be both noticeable and concerning.

TMJ Ear Pain

Can TMJ Cause Ear Pain? Understanding the Connection

It's not uncommon for people to experience ear pain and wonder about the cause. Surprisingly, the issue might not originate from the ear itself but from the jaw. If you've been puzzled by this discomfort, you're not alone. Many of our patients in Washington D.C. come to us with the same question: Can TMJ cause ear pain? The answer is yes, and here's why.

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Begin your journey to a radiant smile today. Schedule your appointment with Foxhall Dental Center and experience dental care that goes beyond your expectations.