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TMJ disorders are a group of complex problems of the jaw joint. If not properly treated, TMJ disorders can negatively affect your overall health and quality of life. Below are some common questions about TMJ treatments:

What is TMJ Disorder?

TMJ is an abbreviation for Temporomandibular Joint Disorder; a collection of symptoms that result from misalignment or malocclusion of the temporomandibular joint.
What are the symptoms of TMJ Disorder?

The most common symptoms of TMJ include headache, ear pain, facial pain, popping sound in the jaw, ringing in the ears, dizziness and neck and shoulder pain.
What causes TMJ Disorder?

TMJ Disorder can be caused by malocclusion (bad bite), bruxism (grinding teeth), trauma to the jaw or mouth, stress, habitual clenching, chewing gum, fingernail biting and more.
How is TMJ Disorder diagnosed?

A qualified dentist can diagnose TMJ by reviewing your medical history and performing a physical examination of your teeth, head and neck.
How can dentistry improve TMJ Disorder?

Dentistry can help to alleviate the symptoms of TMJ by correcting the bite imbalance that is causing the muscles and tendons of the jaw to overexert. Many times, TMJ can be improved with bite adjustment, occlusal appliances or orthodics. A trained dentist in Neuromuscular Dentistry would be able to use a myotronics machine to find the most comfortable position for your joint and to fabricate orthotics to maintain that position.
What is Neuromuscular Dentistry?

Neuromuscular Dentistry works with the jaw joints and their related soft tissue to create optimal alignment of your bite thereby alleviating the symptoms of TMJ.

For more information regarding TMJ, schedule a consultation with Dr. Joyce Guojun Ma of Prime Dental Care. Dr. Ma has extensive training and experience treating TMJ. Using neuromuscular dentistry, she is able to fabricate orthotics with the guide of the high-tech mytronics machine, and improve the quality of life of patients suffering from this common and painful disorder.

Prime Dental care is currently accepting new patients and we accept most forms of dental insurance. Please contact Prime Dental Care today to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you achieve a healthy, confident, long-lasting smile.

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Ms P.

My husband has been going to Dr Ma and this practice for many years and swears by them so I thought I would try it out. Very pleasant and professional with a great location and good availability, they respond to queries in a timely way and provide reminders for appointments via text which is great since some practices appear to be in the dark ages on some of the practical stuff. Everyone seems to try to ensure you have a pleasant visit (in spite of being to the dentist!) so kudos to the whole operation. Also, a lot of care has been taken to go above and beyond the requirements of hygiene during this pandemic including state-of-the-art air filtration systems.

Jay J.

Starting from reception to the assistant to the doctors they are so amazing. I have major dental anxiety and they were above and beyond sweet and nice to me. I have come back after a root canal and I can go for a run I feel that good and comfortable with them. They rock! They are awesome- I highly recommend this place

Xiao L.

I’m experiencing a very painful toothache during the COVID-19 period. Thanks for Dr. Ma’s quick response using the “teledentistry”, I got a timely and precise diagnosis without having to step out of my house. I really appreciated their help at this moment!

Zoe F.

I have been here multiple times with Maggie and Dr.Patel. Both of them are amazing and make you feel very comfortable the whole time!

Riya P.

Everyone here is very friendly and is willing to help you. It is a very good experience here! Highly recommend coming here!

Sandy W.

Everyone there is friendly and professional. They have taken great care of me every time I’ve visited.

Elliot V.

Prime Dental care has a great friendly staff. I had a wonderful experience with my hygienist Kate, she was very thorough, professional, and kind! Dr. Ma was informative and did a wonderful job of explaining everything. Would highly recommend Prime Dental Care!

Cody M.

Dr. Ma and her staff are very friendly and super thorough. They take the time to explain every part of the care and are invested in my overall dental health. I would recommend them to everyone!

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