Do you suffer from pain in the jaw joint? Do you frequently experience tension headaches or migraines? Do you hear ringing in your ears? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you may suffer from a TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder. Also known as TMD, TMJ disorders can be caused by a number of factors, including an incorrect bite, misalignment in the TMJ, stress, bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching), or injury to the head, neck, or jaw. We provide holistic TMJ treatment in Washington, DC to help you live your life free from pain. TMD can cause a significant amount of pain, and symptoms may include:

  • Migraines and tension headaches
  • Pain in the jaw joint
  • Chronic facial pain
  • Difficulty opening your mouth very wide
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Ear pain
  • Difficult or painful chewing
  • Pain in the neck and shoulders
  • A locked jaw
  • Clicking, popping, or grinding sounds in the jaw joint when you open and close your mouth

If you experience these symptoms, we encourage you to contact us today at Life-Enhancing Dentistry. Our experienced dentist, Dr. Locklear, will help you determine the cause of your TMJ disorder and will provide TMJ treatment that relieves pain, improves your overall wellness, and enhances your quality of life. Holistic TMJ treatment may include dental work, lifestyle changes, orthodontic treatment, a bite or mouth guard, or other types of treatment. For more information on holistic TMJ treatment and to schedule your appointment, we invite you to call or visit us today!