SEVERNA PARK, MD, May 23, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Dental patients also come in complaining of jaw pain, tenderness, swelling, inability to open the mouth wide and other symptoms. This is often caused by a condition called Temporomandibular Joint Disorders or TMJ.
Severn Park TMJ dentist, Dr. Amanda McPherson DDS of Severn River Dental Associates, offers TMJ treatments at her state-of-the art office in Severna Park, MD. After receiving her dental degree she chose to pursue an advanced program in Prosthodontics so that she could serve patients with a wide array of services to meet their individual needs. She's committed to keeping up with the latest treatments for a variety of oral health issues, including dental implants, dentures, short term braces and sleep medicine to make for a comfortable and quick visit.
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The temporomandibular joint is the tissue that keeps the jawbone affixed to a person's head. It can be felt by applying pressure with a finger in front of the ear while opening and closing the mouth. This joint is crucial to normal chewing and talking. Sometimes a patient is affected by pain, injury or inflammation to this joint, which is called a TMJ disorder.
Many patients that come into Dr. McPherson's office have issues related to TMJ (also called TMD) but don't realize it. They may experience weird symptoms, like jaw popping, clicking sounds or a temporary problem closing or opening their mouths. Over time they get used to the symptoms and ignore them.
Not many dentists offer solutions for TMJ, but Dr. McPherson understands that this is a condition that can often be easily resolved in a dental office.
"Patients don't have to deal with pain associated with TMJ. My office offers treatments and education on how to improve the condition over time with at-home self-care practices," the Severna Park TMJ dentist explains.
In addition to jawbone therapy, Dr. McPherson also offers an array of modern dental services including cosmetic contouring, dental implants, veneers, six month smiles and sleep apnea devices. She also offers dental emergency services for patients in need of immediate attention.
About Dr. Amanda McPherson: Dr. Amanda McPherson, Severna Park sleep dentist, has been practicing dentistry since graduating from the West Virginia University School of Dentistry. Along with Dr. Yeremi Canizales, her practice offers a variety of dental services including veneers, whitening, root canals and dental crowns in Severna Park, among others. Dr. McPherson participates in many hours of continuing education programs every year to ensure that she is able to provide the most up to date and effective dental service to her patients. She belongs to a variety of professional dental organizations including the American Dental Association, Maryland State Dental Association, American College of Prosthodontics and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.
Severn River Dental Associates
815 Ritchie Hwy, Ste 210
Severna Park, MD 21146
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