Ridgetop Dental provides comprehensive diagnosis and personalized care for bite disorders, often called TMJ for the name of the jaw joint, or temporomandibular joint, which connects the lower jaw to the base of the skull. Although there are a wide range of causes of a bite related disorder, there are a few common symptoms that most patients experience that signal a dysfunction in the TMJ. Dr. Datta Malyavantham and his associates at Ridgetop Dental can work with you to analyze the function of your entire occlusal system (teeth, gums and jaw joints) for more accurate diagnosis and treatment planning to restore oral health and alleviate your pain or discomfort.
The goal of treatment is to first, alleviate the muscle tension or spasm in the jaw that is causing painful symptoms and second, offer long term dental health and comfort by addressing the underlying problem affecting bite function.
Schedule A Consultation
If you are concerned that you may have a bite problem or TMJ disorder, schedule a visit with us in one of our convenient Northern Virginia office locations. Dr. Datta or an associate will provide a thorough evaluation of your bite function and overall dental health condition. To schedule your appointment, request an appointment online or call one of our two Northern VA office locations:
- Sterling: (703) 520-7410
- Reston: (571) 313-7010