TMJ Disorders (Tempro-Mandibular Joints Disorders)
TMDs refer to a group of conditions, often painful, that affect the jaw joint and associated muscles when the joints do not work together correctly. Many causes work together contributing to the condition and its severity. About 6% of the population suffered from these TMDs, more than half of them show various degrees of depression and almost a quarter show disturbed sleep and fatigue.
Among the most common symptoms of the TMDs:
- Joints noises (clicking, popping or crepitus sounds on one or both joints)
- Facial pain
- Chronic headaches
- Jaw pain (specially with chewing and wide mouth opening)
- Ear pain, clogging or ringing
- Neck, shoulders and back pain
- Bite changes
- Dizziness and visual changes
- Jaw locking (closed or open locks)
Treatment of TMDs:
Dr. Hanna is an orofacial pain specialist with full 2 years of training at one of the world’s best orofacial pain institutes at Tufts University in Boston and he is the only Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain in Northern Virginia. Dr. Hanna offers a non-surgical treatment with unique and customized designs of oral appliances that has proven success in treating acute and chronic TMD patients over the past 40 years.
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