Understanding, Diagnosing, and Treating

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, it’s important to get in touch with us at Maryland Prosthodontic Associates so that we can help you explore your treatment options. TMD symptoms can vary widely among individuals, and not everyone with TMD will experience all of these symptoms, though most will experience some combination of a few of them:

  • Jaw Pain
  • Teeth Grinding (also called Bruxism)
  • Headaches
  • Ear Pain
  • Facial Pain
  • Clicking or Popping Sounds
  • Limited Jaw Movement
  • Jaw Stiffness
  • Neck and Shoulder Pain
  • Locking of the Jaw
  • Changes in Bite
  • Tooth Sensitivity
  • Dizziness

If you suspect you have TMD or are experiencing any of these symptoms, seeking professional evaluation and diagnosis is crucial for effective management and relief. Despite its prevalence, many TMD sufferers are unaware that dentists can effectively diagnose and treat the root causes of these issues.

At Maryland Prosthodontic Associates, our commitment to patient comfort and overall well-being drives our approach to TMD in Baltimore & Columbia. Discover the comprehensive solutions available at our Columbia and Baltimore offices and take the first step toward less pain and better sleep.

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Understanding TMD: Beyond the Misconception

TMD is a complex multifactorial condition affecting the temporomandibular joint, the hinge connecting your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull. Contrary to common misconception, TMD is not synonymous with the jaw joint itself; instead, it encompasses a range of disorders affecting the muscles, ligaments, and jaw movement. Symptoms can often be related to malocclusion and misalignment in the bite.

Diagnosing TMD: A Precise Approach

At Maryland Prosthodontic Associates, our specialists employ a meticulous diagnostic process to identify the underlying causes of TMD. Through a thorough examination of the jaw area, a bite analysis, X-rays, 3D imaging, and a comprehensive review of your medical history, we ensure an accurate diagnosis tailored to your unique condition.

Diagnostic Steps May Include

  • TMJ and facial muscle examination
  • Bite analysis
  • X-rays and/or 3D scanning for a detailed view
  • Comprehensive review of medical history
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Treating TMD: Tailored Solutions for Lasting Relief

Upon a firm diagnosis, our prosthodontic experts offer a range of orthopedic appliance treatments to provide relief from TMD symptoms. The treatment plan is personalized to your specific needs, ensuring the most effective, comfortable, and lasting solution.

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Treatment Options

Custom-Molded Bite Guards

  • One of our most effective options
  • Specially designed to prevent teeth grinding during the night.
  • Alleviates symptoms and protects tooth structure.

Relaxation Techniques

  • Provides guidance on stress-relief techniques.
  • Lessens the impact of stress on TMD symptoms.
  • May help enhance the effectiveness of your bite/mouthguard

Bite Relationship Analysis

  • Examines the relationship between upper and lower teeth.
  • Offers insights for a targeted treatment approach.

Realignment Procedures

  • Changes the shape of the teeth to eliminate misalignments in the bite.
  • Improves both TMD symptoms and the aesthetic appearance of teeth.
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Choosing Maryland Prosthodontic Associates: Your Path to Pain-Free Living

Why Opt for Maryland Prosthodontic Associates for TMD Care?

Customized Solutions:

  • Tailored treatment plans to suit your unique dental needs. Our expertise helps ensure a comfortable fit and lasting protection

Prosthodontic Expertise:

  • Our specialists bring extensive education, training, and experience, providing the assurance of top-tier care from industry professionals.

Cutting-Edge Technology:

  • We leverage advanced technologies for precise diagnostics and treatment, including 3D scanning, imaging, and printing.

Patient-Centric Approach:

  • With personalized and compassionate care for a positive experience, your well-being comes first.
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Do You Need TMD Care? Act Today!

If you're experiencing symptoms such as persistent headaches, jaw pain, or teeth grinding, it's crucial to seek professional help. Schedule a consultation with Maryland Prosthodontic Associates to explore personalized TMD treatment options. Don't let TMD disrupt your life—invest in your well-being with our expert care.

Contact Maryland Prosthodontic Associates to embark on your journey to freedom from TMD pain. Our specialists are ready to assess your needs and provide tailored TMD solutions, ensuring you receive the care you deserve. Don't let TMD dictate your quality of life—choose Maryland Prosthodontic Associates for comprehensive and effective TMD care.

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