TMJ disorders can affect the way your jawbone functions, causing symptoms like headaches, earaches, and orofacial pain. Many patients don’t associate their symptoms with an oral health issue. So more times than not, TMJ disorders go undiagnosed, causing more complex dental problems to develop. Patients with undiagnosed TMJ disorders may experience damaged teeth and tooth loss.
General Dentist Dr. Vernon Sheen works with patients with TMJ Disorders and other bite disorders to alleviate symptoms and restore function back into their natural smile. If you are experiencing symptoms associated with TMJ disorders, please don’t hesitate to contact our Annapolis dental office and schedule a consultation.
Signs of TMJ Disorder
- Tooth sensitivity
- Locking of the jaw
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Ringing in the ears
- Discomfort in the neck and shoulders
- Clicking or popping of the jaw during movement
- Pain or discomfort in the jaw during eating
Causes of TMJ Disorder
Each case varies from patient to patient. Dr. Sheen will perform a thorough analysis of your occlusal system to determine the cause of your TMJ disorder and plan an effective treatment depending on your needs.
- Teeth grinding
- Clenching of the jaw
- Trauma or damage to the jaw
Treating TMJ Disorder
During your visit to our Annapolis dental office, Dr. Sheen will thoroughly evaluate your teeth, gums, mouth, and jaw to determine if TMJ disorder is present. Once TMJ disorder is identified, Dr. Sheen will determine which treatment best suits your dental needs, alleviates your symptoms, and restores function back into your smile.
- Custom mouth guards
- Restorative treatments
Dr. Sheen may suggest one or more of these treatments to alleviate symptoms of TMJ disorders. Dr. Sheen works with you to create a treatment plan that addresses all your dental needs. Our goal is to improve the health of your smile through patient-focused, high-quality dental care.
Visit Our Annapolis, MD Dental Office
Annapolis dentist Dr. Vernon Sheen provides a range of TMJ therapy services for patients seeking to improve their smile. To schedule an appointment at The Annapolis Center For Dental Health & Wellness, call our office at (443) 482- 5202 or schedule an appointment online.