Therapy for Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction in Ashburn, VA
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What Is TMJ Therapy?
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.
What to Expect from TMJ Therapy
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).
Joanna Claustro DMD & Associates Reviews
Got down to the cause of a problem I was having. Very good experience overall. As usual.
Dr. Claustro, Aubrey, and the hygienists were amazing! You can feel that the warm, family friendly, welcoming environment my family and I enjoyed is who they are. This is only matched by the high quality care, attention to detail and professionalism I experienced. You can tell they care about each person who comes through the door from her youngest patients on up. I would highly recommend the whole family giving this dentists office a try. You will be glad you did.
Had a cleaning today with Michelle which is always a pleasure, and met Dr Claustro’s new associate, Dr. Argawal. She was very kind and thorough.
The entire team is absolutely amazing. Truly profesional but laid back at the same time. Every time I go in I feel right at home and the quality of their work is amazing
Get In Touch
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.