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Pain, popping sounds in your jaw, and other uncomfortable symptoms could mean you are suffering from temporomandibular disorder (TMD).

This condition can range from uncomfortable to debilitating. Fortunately, there are noninvasive ways to achieve relief.

Dr. Mohamed Saccoh in Joppa, MD, can use neuromuscular dentistry techniques to provide relief from your TMJ pain.

What Is a TMJ?

Your temporomandibular joints, or TMJs, are the important hinge-like joints located on either side of your jaw. Temporomandibular joints are incredibly strong and flexible, allowing you to open and close your mouth and to move your jaw side to side. When these joints hurt, lock up, or make grinding noises, you may be suffering from TMJ disorder. 

Treating Misalignment Can Ease Temporomandibular Disorder Symptoms

Temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) are often the result of a misaligned bite that forces your temporomandibular joints (jaw joints) to overcompensate in order to make the upper and lower jaws meet comfortably. Over time, this overcompensation can lead to the inflammation that triggers painful TMD symptoms. 

Signs of TMJ Disorder

In this video, Dr. Mohamed Saccoh explains TMJs. These are the jaw joints on both sides of the face that connect your jaw to your skull. TMJ pain and other symptoms, like headaches, may indicate TMJ disorder.

Jaw Pain? Migraines? It Could Be TMJ Disorder. Contact Dr. Saccoh Today to Seek Relief

Chronic jaw pain, migraines, or any other uncomfortable TMD symptoms can severely impact your quality of life. A comprehensive, state-of-the-art examination by our esteemed dentists can determine the root of your TMD issues and allow a treatment plan to be created just for you.

Our practice offers both non-surgical and restorative dental procedures that can help you find the relief you deserve.

Don't live with unexplained pains in your jaw, face, head, neck, or other upper body areas. If they are related to TMJ issues, we can relieve your discomfort before it gets worse. If you live in the Bel Air area, schedule a TMJ consultation today at our family-friendly Joppa, MD, practice. Just use our easy online form or give us a call anytime.

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Dr. Mohamed Saccoh provides neuromuscular TMD solutions.

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Five Causes of Temporomandibular Disorders 

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The cartilage that helps each TMJ move smoothly can be damaged by various kinds of arthritis, causing pain and joint damage.

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Trauma to the jaw can cause TMJ issues.

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Also called teeth grinding or clenching, this involuntary condition can put tremendous pressure on each TMJ, causing temporomandibular dysfunction.

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Stress can cause uncomfortable tightness in the face and jaw muscles, in addition to teeth clenching.

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Jaw Misalignment

If your upper and lower jaws do not meet properly, your temporomandibular joints will overcompensate to make them meet comfortably. This results in tremendous strain over time that can cause the tissues of the joints to become inflamed, resulting in painful symptoms.

Is TMJ Disorder Rare?

Not at all. According to National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research:

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And women are more likely to have TMD symptoms than men.

Orthodontic TMJ Disorder Treatments

Our customized orthodontic treatments can correct bite misalignment that is straining your jaw joints. Drs. Saccoh and Robinson can determine which of these options can best correct your bite and relieve TMD symptoms. These treatments can realign your teeth and properly distribute the force along your dental arches:
Traditional Braces

Traditional Braces

Braces correct your bite with wires, rubber bands, and metal brackets attached to your teeth. Treatment can take 18 months to two years.



These advanced metal braces can shift teeth into alignment much faster than traditional metal braces. Treatment could be as short as 20 weeks.



These clear plastic aligners, worn around 22 hours a day, are preferred by many of our Joppa, MD, patients. Unlike metal braces, they are very comfortable, nearly invisible, and removable when it's time to eat or brush. Treatment duration is about the same as traditional braces.

Reasons to Choose Us for TMJ Disorder Treatment

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Dr. Saccoh is a dentist with more than 20 years of top-level experience treating complex dental issues, including TMJ disorder.

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Education & Board Certification

Both Dr. Saccoh and Dr. Robinson are board certified. That means they have training beyond what dentists without board certification have, and passed an in-depth exam given by an esteemed medical panel.

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Advanced Technology

We use the latest advances in dentistry, including digital X-rays and 3-D scanning, to diagnose and treat TMJ disorders effectively, precisely, and comfortably.

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No Outside Specialists Needed

Our Joppa dentists serving the greater Bel Air area can perform many TMJ-related procedures, from providing customized oral appliances to performing dental implant surgery, without referrals. This can save you from scheduling appointments with expensive outside specialists.

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Family, Cosmetic & Implant Dental Care

The team at Family, Cosmetic & Implant Dental Care provides comprehensive treatments using state-of-the-art technology so that you and your family can enjoy beautiful and healthy smiles. Our dentists are members of professional associations including:

  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • International Association for Orthodontics
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation
  • Maryland State Dental Association

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