TMJ, or temporomandibular joint dysfunction syndrome, is a problem involving tight, tender knots in the muscles of the jaw. These knots are called trigger points, and they can create pain over the eye mimicking a headache, double vision, a stuffy sensation in the ears, and a host of other uncomfortable symptoms. Several different things can… READ MORE
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We have seen thousands of patients over the years who suffer from pain from the TMJ and TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder/dysfunction) syndrome. This localized or referred pain to the head and neck can be intractable and ongoing for many years with the individual being very frustrated. On our TMJ Dentistry page we discuss this problem, in detail. … READ MORE
TMJ pain symptoms are most frequently referred from “trigger points” in the jaw muscles, rather than directly from the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ). This condition most frequently results when the muscles are overworked because a bad bite is producing hyper-irritated (“trigger”) points in the muscle. Dr. Gerald Marlin of Elite Prosthetic Dentistry has been providing Trigger Point… READ MORE
We frequently see patients who have been trying, albeit unsuccessfully, for years to have their jaw pain treated. They are uncomfortable and cannot seem to obtain relief even though they have been to several qualified dentists. Dr. Marlin has been successfully treating TMJ patients for years via occlusal, night guard, and muscular therapy to effectively… READ MORE
If you suffer from TMJ, including symptoms such as jaw pain, headaches and a ‘clicking’ jaw, your dentist can be best positioned to effectively treat this condition, which Dr. Gerald Marlin, a Prosthodontist and TMJ dentist serving Washington DC and Bethesda Chevy Chase, discusses in this video.
Unbeknownst to many people, severe headaches can be directly related to TMJ. This condition can be effectively treated by Dr. Marlin with TMJ dentistry, minimizing your pain and discomfort, and here Dr. Marlin provides you with an overview. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2r2-JdExCU&list=PLwnqThHYP9s4LFxodYCgLzYxDa0SNuXV_&index=29&t=3s
Many have heard of TMJ pain, but are unaware that, in many instances, the term TMJ pain is a misnomer. TMJ stands for the Tempormandibular Joint Dysfunction Syndrome, which, by it self, implies that the pain is coming from the joints. In our experience, the predominance of patients who are seeking pain relief when presenting… READ MORE