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TMJ/TMD Therapy – Annapolis, MD

Eliminating Chronic Jaw Pain

If you are suffering from chronic jaw pain, you are likely in a position where you are ready to do just about anything to achieve long-lasting relief. As you temporomandibular joints on either side of your face become inflamed or troublesome, you will find yourself eager to try TMJ Therapy in Annapolis. With the help of skilled and trained professionals at Goodman Dental Care, you can once again eat, speak, chew, and yawn without any pain. To learn more about this process and the treatment options available, contact our office today.

Why Choose Goodman Dental Care for TMJ/TMD Therapy?

What Are the Symptoms of TMJ?

A young woman lying in bed holding both sides of her jaw and in need of TMJ Therapy in Annapolis

Some of the most common symptoms of TMJ include:

If you begin to notice any of these signs or symptoms, do not be afraid to contact our office. One of our highly-esteemed dentists will examine your oral structure in its entirety, checking for additional areas of concern. If TMJ Treatment in Annapolis is recommended, you can guarantee that we will provide the right solution to help you start to feel relief in less time.

Equilibration/Occlusal Adjustments as Treatment

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Should one of our dentists recommend equilibration/occlusal adjustment as the method of choice, this will include reducing areas of your tooth surfaces in an effort to improve the way your teeth come together and avoid improper bite surfaces. Not only does it allow your jaw to close without pain, but it allows your jaw to move into the proper position.

The process is simple and virtually pain-free. By using dental forceps that hold a ribbon or “marker,” you are instructed to bite down and grind your teeth. This will show us where your teeth are coming into contact with each other. Using proper tools, they will make changes to these areas of your teeth, reshaping them to create a more pleasant biting experiencing.

Occlusal Splints as Treatment

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If either Dr. A. Gary Goodman or Dr. Jeremy Goodman recommend an occlusal splint, you can expect to have impressions taken of your oral cavity. This will serve as a blueprint for a dental lab technician to create your customized oral appliance.

These devices not only fit comfortably within your mouth, but they are designed to protect against teeth grinding/clenching and TMJ/TMD. Often made from an acrylic resin, they allow your jaw to move side-to-side and front-to-back more freely and without pain or pressure on your temporomandibular joints.

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