Ingber Dental offers effective treatment of complex oral conditions, including sleep apnea and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ).
TMJ is a serious condition that affects the temporomandibular joint located in front of the ear. Often associated with pain, TMJ can last for many years and, if left untreated could lead to limited movement and deformation of the jaw. TMJ may be caused by a number of oral health issues, including a bad bite, tooth grinding and/or jaw clenching.
The most common symptom experienced by TMJ patients is pain in the jaw, face, neck and shoulders, which can lead to severe headaches, toothaches, earaches and swelling. The first step in treating TMJ is to contact Dr. Ingber who can help determine the cause of the TMJ disorder. In order to identify the problem and develop an effective TMJ therapy, Dr. Ingber may perform a series of tests and use a number of advanced dental devices, including an articulator, which helps examine jaw movement and function.
After successfully diagnosing TMJ, Dr. Ingber and his team will educate the patient on his/her condition and plan a comprehensive treatment, which may involve orthodontics, full mouth reconstruction and/or take-home dental appliances, which help improve the alignment of the jaw and the overall function of the bite. Although rare, TMJ may require surgical intervention. The treatment is extremely sophisticated and can only be successful if performed by an experienced dentist, such as Dr. Ingber, who has advanced training in the anatomy and function of the jaw.
Dr. Ingber has the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to successfully treat a serious disorder like TMJ. In fact, he and his team are well known in treating similar conditions and have also helped many Washington D.C. sleep apnea patients finally get a good night sleep.
To schedule a consultation and learn more about treating TMJ in D.C. with Dr. Kenneth Ingber, call (202) 331-7474 today.