According to the Academy of General Dentistry, the average person swallows at least 2,000 times a day. If you’re dealing with any sort of pain in the jaw area, then eating, drinking, and yawning could become quite the trial. Pain in the temporomandibular joints (TMJs) are the most common cause of facial pain, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, affecting up to 12% of the population. DC Smile Studio utilizes a compassionate approach to treating TMJ pain so every member of your family can smile with ease.
Wondering if your facial pain is a TMJ disorder? According to Colgate, some of the signs and symptoms you may need to watch out for include:
If you are suffering from any of the above symptoms, our team of professionals will utilize the latest technological advances to provide the best care possible. Dr. Lievano and his team of medical professionals will work with you to alleviate any fears you have concerning the treatment process.
While you’re waiting for your appointment with our staff, there are a few things you can do at home to ease your TMJ pain, per the NIDCR. These home remedies include:
If you’re seeking treatment for your temporomandibular pain or just seeking more information, contact us today. Come see why reviewers praise our team as “Thorough, professional, and friendly.” With an office conveniently located by a WMATA bus stop, TMJ relief can be just a bus ride away.