TMJ Treatment Annapolis, MD

Dr. Colucciello and Dr. Rahman can diagnose and treat complex dental problems such as bite disorders that can have a detrimental affect on overall dental health. Bite disorders are also known as temporomandibular disorders (TMD) because they typically involve dysfunction somewhere in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), or jaw joint. This can be caused by a number of factors, including genetics.

Common Causes of TMJ

  • Trauma to the jaw or face
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Teeth grinding (although it is also common for an imbalance in the TMJ to lead to teeth grinding)
  • Hormonal changes

The key to lasting dental health and the restoration of a comfortable smile is to identify the cause of your bite disorder, provide effective treatment and address any damage that may have occurred as a result of teeth grinding.

TMJ Therapy in West Annapolis

Your dentist in Annapolis, MD at West Annapolis Family Dentistry performs a thorough and comprehensive evaluation of your occlusion, or bite, during routine dental care. We look for the signs of a possible underlying problem such as worn or damaged teeth. Effective treatment will restore a comfortable bite and alleviate the often painful symptoms that accompany TMJ disorders.

Common Signs & Symptoms of TMJ

  • Frequent headaches
  • Ear, neck or jaw pain
  • Clicking or popping jaw
  • Worn teeth
  • Chipped or cracked teeth

In most cases, Dr. Colucciello or Dr. Rahman will recommend the use of a custom oral appliance called a bite plate or splint. Similar to a mouth guard, this appliance will help maintain a balanced bite and proper jaw position during sleep to prevent teeth grinding and jaw clenching. Restorative dental procedures or orthodontics may also be recommended to repair tooth damage and realign crooked teeth.


West Annapolis Family Dentistry
101 Ridgely Avenue
Annapolis MD, 21401

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Current Patients (410) 263-3700


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Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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