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Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD)


Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD)

National Light Dental treats temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

National Light Dental now offers treatment for temporomandibular joint disorder or TMJ for its Washington DC patients for the reason that this disorder can sometimes be caused by the structure of your teeth or due to tooth decay or any dental condition that needs to be corrected. As with any treatment procedure we apply at National Light Dental, we ensure to do a thorough checkup of your dental condition and carefully review your dental history before making any concrete action. This is done so that we really come up with a personalized treatment for each of our patient.

The temporomandibular joint is the joint that connects the upper portion of your skull to its lower portion. This joint is responsible for the proper movement of your jaw when you open and close your mouth, such as when you talk, eat, and chew. Temporomandibular joint disorder or TMJ occurs if there is damage to this joint. There are a lot of causes of TMJ. A blow to the jaw, teeth grinding, osteoporosis, and even stress-related issues can be common causes. However, there are really no set signs of TMJ so that anytime you feel any changes when you open and close your mouth, you need to have this checked by your dentist.

When do you know that there are problems in your temporomandibular joint? When you feel a popping noise when you open or close your mouth or you experience lock jaw, then you should visit your dentist. A series of exams will have to be performed to ensure that you are really suffering from TMJ. Once it is determined that you are suffering from TMJ, our specialists will come up with a personalized treatment plan for your fast recovery. Visit National Light Dental, Washington DC, 230036 now for temporomandibular joint disorder treatment.

Excellent experience, looking forward to having DC Light and Dr. Lee as my regular dentist.

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DC Light Dental

1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
Suite 502

Washington, DC 20004

Phone: (202) 347-0100


National Light Dental

1145 19th Street NW
Suite 714

Washington, DC 20036

Phone: (202) 775-1414