Therapy for Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction in Ashburn, VA

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The TMJ (temporomandibular joint) is the place where your jaw attaches to your skull to allow you to close and open your jaw smoothly. Sometimes, the temporomandibular joint is damaged or injured, resulting in a debilitating condition known as temporomandibular joint dysfunction or disorder (TMD). If you are having pain or hearing sounds when you move your jaw, schedule a consultation with Dr. Joanna Claustro to determine if you have TMD. Dr. Claustro utilizes innovative tools to assess and care for your TMD to relieve pain. Your treatment will be dependent on the cause of your TMD and your specific condition, but a few options include oral appliances (mouth or night guards), bite modification, dental restorations, and more.

To help diagnose TMJ, our team will listen carefully to understand your concerns prior to a physical exam. During the exam, Dr. Claustro will evaluate how your jaw moves and search for indicators of teeth grinding, jaw clenching, and misalignment of your teeth. She also will palpate the jawbone and lower face for any swelling and tenderness. Dr. Claustro may order digital x-rays of your lower face or a bite analysis to look for underlying factors that could determine your treatment approach. Based on the exam, she will go over your treatment choices that may incorporate a dental appliance, teeth straightening, or restorative dentistry (bridges, crowns, or dentures).

Dr Claustro and her team keep me coming back because of her and her awesome team. Always a great experience.

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Dr Claustro is amazing. She’s hands down the best dentist I’ve been to. She’s conservative in her methods and applies practical guidance and education on treatments.

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I never write reviews but I had to for this - absolutely amazing experience. Who knew a dentist could also change the way your face looks??? I have tried MANY different face treatments for melasma and aging, and I have never seen results like I did with Dr. Claustro. The Opus Plasma did wonders to diminish wrinkles and tighten my skin, with no downtime at all. I coupled my treatment with the Resurfacing treatment and just wow. Anyone that actually has melasma knows that it is never going to go away, but I have not seen anything diminish it's appearance like this and I have tried EVERYTHING. Add in the amazing staff and Dr. Claustro herself, just top notch. Run don't walk to try these treatments! You will thank me!

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She and her staff were professional and very likable. I recommend that others seek her service.

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One of them best Dentist that I have ever had, great staff and a wonderful office. Joanna is very skilled, knowledgeable and compassionate. She cares about her patients and is always working in your best interest.

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Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain makes it hard to eat, talk, and enjoy your day-to-day life. Since there are many possible causes, signs, and remedies to treat TMD, schedule an appointment with Dr. Joanna Claustro at her office in Ashburn, VA. She will give you a detailed exam before diagnosing the problem and discussing your treatment options. Contact our team at Joanna Claustro DMD & Associates to learn more and make an appointment.

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