TMJ Treatment

Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorder Treatment in Centreville, VA

Do you frequently experience jaw pain, clicking or popping noises when opening your mouth, or even ear discomfort? You could have a Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorder, and at Centreville Dental Wellness Center, we can help you resolve the issue with non-invasive treatment options.

Smiling woman happy about finding tmj relief in Centreville with Dr. VakayTemporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) is a group of conditions that affect the jaw muscles, nerves and temporomandibular joint on either one or both sides of the head. The discomfort and pain associated with TMJ disorders can be either constant or intermittent, may last for many years and can be severe.

The temporomandibular joint rotates and slides in front of the ears on both sides of the head. The joint is composed of the lower jaw, or mandible, and the temporal bone of the skull.

There are three recognized TMJ conditions. Myofacial pain is the most common condition. People suffering from this form of TMJ may experience pain and discomfort in the muscles related to jaw movement. Other types of TMJ conditions include internal derangement, which may be caused by a dislocated jaw or displaced disc in the joint of the jaw, and arthritis, which involves inflammatory and degenerative joint conditions. Over 10 million Americans suffer from one of these conditions.

Our Centreville dental practice is experienced at treating and correcting TMJ conditions. Most TMJ treatments can be done at home and do not require surgery.

“After receiving treatment for my TMJ here, I’m pain-free for virtually the first time in my life. I can’t say thank you enough to these professionals, both doctors and staff. Thanks to them, my TMJ is no longer an issue!”

Appliance Therapy for TMJ

Appliance therapy uses a splint or mouth guard to reduce stress on the jaw, cover the interferences that affect the bit and encourage the optimal functioning of muscles. The dentist can fit a custom appliance to improve the bite and allow the lower mandible to rest properly in the temporomandibular joint socket.

Occlusal equilibration Therapy

Occlusal equilibration therapy is another treatment option for TMJ. This appliance reshapes the teeth’s biting surfaces and eliminates interferences so the mandible can properly close.

Botox for TMJ Treatment

TMJ treatment patient in Centreville, VADr. Rena Vakay offers Botox as a treatment option for patients with TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders. Botox is a muscle relaxant that can help alleviate the pain and tension associated with TMJ by reducing muscle activity in the affected area. Dr. Vakay is skilled with using Botox to provide relief from TMJ symptoms such as jaw pain, headaches, and jaw stiffness. This treatment is a non-invasive and relatively painless option for those suffering from TMJ.

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Relief from pain is generally achieved when the proper functioning of the muscles is restored. Many patients find immediate relief from appliance or occlusal equilibration therapies.

If the TMJ disorder does not respond to these conservative treatment options or is a result of a structural disorder, more advanced treatment may be necessary. An intra-oral appliance or surgery may be required to treat these cases, but most patients respond positively to more conservative treatments.

“Dr. Vakay did a phenomenal job helping me recover from my tmj pain. She took time to explain my tmj symptoms, and she put together a well detailed plan to help me recover. It was a slow healing process, but she was helping me every step of the way. She has gained my trust and respect. She’s my primary dentist, going forward.”
-Allan N.

Contact Centreville Dental Wellness Center for TMJ Relief Today!

If you have any questions about TMJ treatment at our practice near Fairfax and Chantilly, or if you would like to request an appointment with our Centreville TMJ doctor, please contact us by email or by calling us at 703-815-0775.

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What Our Patients Say

Am I an anxious dental patient? YES!!! BUT, I am so thankful for Centreville Dental Wellness Center. Walking in the front door for an appointment, I am ALWAYS welcomed so warmly by the staff. They have the brightest smiles and emit such positive energy, and it's obvious they enjoy their jobs and each other. So thankful for the dental hygienist who is super encouraging to me, reminds me to breathe and relax my shoulders (even when I'm not even aware how my body is reacting!) I've been forever impacted by Dr. Vakay's technician during dental procedures who has squeezed my hand to give me strength -- such a small gesture but so helpful that I've paid this forward many times for others who are anxious! Dr. Vakay is always supportive, encouraging and emits such strength herself that I believe her and trust her judgment and recommendations. I loved hearing her say at my last visit regarding her job, "it is my joy and my purpose." There is no doubt she is doing what she is called to do! AND with JOY!

Joyce M.

I went to see Dr Vakay to get a dental appliance for my sleep apnea and ended up switching to the office for my routine dental care as well. The whole staff is knowledgeable and friendly and they made me feel very comfortable and valued. I honestly have never received such a thorough cleaning before and my snoring has stopped. Very happy with my experience!

Mary K.

I broke a front tooth crown off at the gum line. Dr. Abel was able to see me within a couple of hours After assessing the damage he presented me with several options for a repair and devised a way to hold a temporary tooth in place. Permanent repair is scheduled. I couldnt be happier with the care I received.

Elaine M.

I just recently moved to Northern Virginia and Centreville Dental Wellness Center was recommended to me and also had great reviews online. My first appointment was 23Jun2023 and everyone from the ladies at the front desk to Dr. Abel and his assistant were outstanding. Thrilled to have found this amazing team!!

Nina A.

Dr Abel, the front desk, hygienist team and everyone in between is At. I have gone to CDWC for years and sometimes travel 2+ hours for a visit. They provide organized, and trustworthy service, but more importantly personable with their care.

J K.

Centreville Dental Wellness was and is an amazing place. I had multiple issues and they were very patient with me. They are very experienced and know their stuff. I love them all particularly Dr Abel who took a lot of time with me and made sure I was straight. I pray that God continues to bless them and their business.

Arlene D.

I highly recommend Centreville Dental Wellness Center! I always have a great, smooth experience here. Dr.s Vakay and Abel are outstanding dentists, professional as well as friendly and approachable. The staff is efficient, welcoming and caring. I've been patient for years and cannot say enough great things about this practice.


WOW! I look amazing!! ; My 2 front teeth were worn and chipped. It affected my smile and confidence. After the restorative (yet gentle) work by the team at Centreville Dental Wellness, I can truly say this practice is second to none! The crowns look so natural and I'm so glad I can smile again!! When my husband asked me what I wanted for Christmas... said "my 2 front teeth" and thanks to the masterful cosmetic work done by Dr. Vacay and her assistant Christina, my Christmas wish came true! Gotta give a shout out to the friendly and supportive front office staff as well, Tonia, Sylvia and Sogand. Merry Christmas to all!!

Anastasia P.

Dr. Vakay and her team are excellent. They are careful, thorough, and attentive to the patient's concerns. They take the time to explain how to maintain healthy teeth and gums. I have always been completely satisfied.

Bruce S.

I've only ever been to one dentist, and don't have any plans to change that! Dr. Vakay, Dr. Abel, and the entire staff at Centreville Dental Wellness Center provide a patient experience that is both timelessly reliable and constantly improving. Recently, I came to them with jaw pain related to TMJ, and after real discussion concerning all my options, they set me up with a kois product that has eliminated the pain and dramatically improved my range of motion. It's been a true success story!

Jake W.

Ok, this is the first review I have EVER written. This morning I had a procedure done by Dr. Vakay with her assistant Christina, that was, without exception, the best experience at a dentist office I have ever encountered. The professionalism and expertise between these two was nothing short of a 'dance." | felt that seamless interaction, put me at ease. The front desk is wonderful to work with. I left another practice in Haymarket because of the way they handled the financial. I have great dental insurance and was told as I was sitting in the chair, that the doctor would not do the procedure unless I gave them a credit card. At which point I demanded to see the doctor and told him I was aghast at his greater interest in getting paid than my teeth and walked out. This is how a dental office should run, and they have hit a very high mark as the daughter of an orthodontist. Bravo Team Centreville Wellness.

Megan M.

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