(703) 565-2503

Rye Smiles for Life
10614 Warwick Avenue, Ste A, Fairfax, VA 22030

TMJ Treatment

Treatment to improve TMJ symptoms may include reshaping or straightening the teeth, use of muscle relaxants, or the use of mouth guards. Depending on the severity of the condition, TMJ treatment may be as simple as avoiding certain types of sticky foods, or it may require several steps over the course of several months.

Some of the non-invasive methods of TMJ treatment include:

  • Physical therapy

  • Posture training

  • Stress management and relaxation techniques to control muscle tension

  • Taking muscle relaxants, analgesics, or anti-inflammatory drugs

  • Avoiding chewing gum, moist heat, or ice

  • Eating only soft foods

Dr. Rye also uses neuromuscular and restorative dentistry to treat TMJ symptoms by permanently realigning the bite, such as:

  • Replacement of worn-down teeth or defective restorations that cause an improper bite

  • Use of bite plates to reduce clenching and grinding of the teeth while placing the jaws in a proper position

  • Occlusal equilibration (adjusting the bite) to remove interferences where the teeth touch to help them fit together properly

  • Orthodontics to place teeth in a proper position

  • Surgery

Patients throughout Virginia, including the McLean / Washington, D.C. area, can learn more about TMJ treatment by consulting our experienced neuromuscular dentist D. Gordon Rye. Contact Rye Smiles for Life today to schedule a TMJ consultation.

Office Hours

  • Monday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

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Office Hours

  • Monday
    8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday
    8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday
    8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Thursday
    8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

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New patients are welcome! To request an appointment use our online form or call:

(703) 565-2503

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Rye Smiles for Life

10614 Warwick Avenue, Ste A, Fairfax, VA 22030

(703) 565-2503