TMJ-TMD Treatment in
Centreville

Millions of Americans suffer from chronic facial and neck pain as well as recurring headaches. In some cases, this pain is due to Temporomandibular Disorder, or TMD.

Jaw Pain Treatment in Centreville

Your temporomandibular joints (TMJ) connect your lower jawbone to your skull. These joints get a lot of use throughout the day as you speak, chew, swallow, and yawn. Pain in and around these joints can be unpleasant and may even restrict movement.

Symptoms of TMD include:

  • Pain in the jaw area
  • Pain, ringing, or stuffiness in the ears
  • Frequent headaches or neck aches
  • Clicking or popping sound when the jaw moves
  • Swelling on the sides of the face
  • Muscle spasms in the jaw area
  • A change in the alignment of top and bottom teeth
  • Locked jaw or limited opening of the mouth

Should you notice any of these symptoms, let your doctor know. Your dentist can help indicate the presence of TMD and create an effective treatment just for you.

There are a few simple steps you can take at home or work to prevent TMD from becoming more severe, or to prevent it from occurring:

  • Relax your face! Remember the rule: "Lips together, teeth apart."
  • Avoid grinding your teeth.
  • Avoid constantly gum chewing.
  • Don't cradle the phone receiver between your head and shoulder. Either use a headset or hold the receiver in your hand.
  • Chew food evenly on both sides of your mouth.
  • Do not sit with your chin rested on your hand.
  • Practice good posture! Keep your head up, back straight, and shoulders squared.

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Sharon M.

Dr. Skinner and his assistant are excellent! I have been going to him for over 15 years and i wouldn’t go anywhere else. They are professional and personable. They always explain everything before they start and have modern equipment. The hygienists and staff have been wonderful also. A great place!

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I won't go anywhere else! BREE is my absolute favorite hygienist and is so gentle and likeable! Dr. Ossakow is just the same and been very helpful over the 6 years I've been a patient. A gentle hygienist/ dentist can be hard to find and they are the best!

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I love Dr. Skinner and Bre my hygienist! Laid back, impeccably clean and super friendly. Great front desk staff as well. He's been my dentist now for over 8 years and even if we move we'll be coming to Dr. Skinner.
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For the past 14 years, Dr. Kevin Skinner, along with his team, has collectively worked toward the common goal of making his patients feel comfortable and confident in the care they receive.

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