TMJ Therapy

For Temporomandibular Joint Disorders
TMJ Disorders

TMJ and TMJD treatment in Northern Virginia

TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders can cause immense pain and discomfort. Dr. Bonilla is highly skilled at crafting custom night guards, which can immediately begin to reduce pain and discomfort for individuals suffering from TMJ. The custom guards designed by Dr. Bonilla provide a protective barrier from pain and potential pre-TMJ damage.

If you grind your teeth or have been diagnosed with TMJ disorder, custom night guards from Bonilla Dental Arts will relieve the pain with which you might be dealing.
Schedule Your Appointment
718-743-5400

About Temporomandibular Joint Disorders

TMD X-Ray
Dr. Bonilla understands musculoskeletal disorders (affecting muscle, bone and joints) and is trained in treating pain conditions.

What are the causes of TMD?

Temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders, commonly called “TMD” (and sometimes mistakenly called TMJ), are a group of conditions that cause pain and dysfunction in the jaw joint and the muscles that control jaw movement. We don’t know for certain how many people have TMJ disorders, but some estimates suggest that over 10 million Americans are affected. The condition appears to be more common in women than men.

For most people, pain in the area of the jaw joint or muscles does not signal a serious problem. Generally, discomfort from these conditions is occasional and temporary, often occurring in cycles. The pain eventually goes away with little or no treatment. Some people, however, develop significant, long-term symptoms.

We don’t know what causes TMD. Dentists believe symptoms arise from problems with the muscles of your jaw or with the parts of the joint itself.

Injury to your jaw, the joint, or the muscles of your head and neck — like from a heavy blow or whiplash — can lead to TMD. 

Other causes include:

Grinding or clenching your teeth, which puts a lot of pressure on the joint
Movement of the soft cushion or disc between the ball and socket of the joint
Arthritis in the joint
Stress, which can cause you to tighten facial and jaw muscles or clench the teeth

To Schedule Your Appointment
703-560-2672

If you'd like to contact the office outside of regular work hours, you can leave a message or complete the Schedule Appointment form and we will call you back with 24 hours. 
Schedule Appointment ›
General and Implant Dentistry
Bonilla Dental Arts
3299 Woodburn Road, Suite 120
Annandale, VA 22003

Phone: 703-560-2672

Office Hours:
Monday-Thursday:
7:00am - 3:30pm

Saturday-Sunday:
Closed
Schedule Appointment ›

Dental services

BridgesCrownsAll-on-4 ImplantsCosmetic DentistryGeneral DentistryDental ImplantsDenturesHybrid DenturesOverdenturesPorcelain VeneersTeeth WhiteningTeeth-in-a-Day ImplantsTMJ Therapy

Dental specials

Free Dental Implant Consultation

Patient information

New Patient FormsFinancial Information

Referring doctors

Referring Information

About us

Dr. Hugo BonillaWhat is a
prosthodontist?
Our OfficeOffice and Clinical StaffTechnologyPatient Reviews
Vist us On Facebook
© Copyright 2018. Bonilla Dental Arts. All Rights Reserved.
Language AssistanceNondiscriminationPrivacy Policy
checkfacebook