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Patient-Focused Dentistry

Thank you for choosing Dr. Fairfax & Associates. We believe that dental health is key to overall health, and our primary mission is to deliver the best and most comprehensive dental care available.

The Whole Person

We take into account the whole person when caring for our patients. From routine check-ups and cleanings to emergency care, we are committed to giving you our undivided attention.

Your Comfort Is Our Priority

From the moment you walk into our office, you can expect to feel at home. We foster a relaxed, inviting atmosphere with professional, knowledgeable, and friendly staff. Sit back, relax, and trust that your smile is in exceedingly good hands.

A Caring and Thorough Team

We do not believe in ‘factory-style’ dental care where patients are shuttled in and out and only see the dentist or hygienist for a few minutes during an appointment. Each appointment with us is time reserved specifically for you.

Applying the Latest Technologies

Our team is highly trained in the latest dental approaches and technologies, which allows us to provide every patient with truly personalized attention.

 

 

Do You Suffer From Jaw Pain? We Have Solutions!

October 30, 2021
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Posted By: Dr. Fairfax & Associates Family Dentistry

Your temporomandibular joints (TMJ) are the most complex joint system in your body. For example, your TMJ or jaw joints allow your mouth to open and close and move from left to right. Because of these joints, you can talk, laugh, eat, and enjoy your normal daily activities. 

So what happens if these joints are not functioning correctly? It can result in a jaw joint disorder known as TMD or temporomandibular disorder. TMD can cause painful symptoms like:

  • Pain or tenderness when biting or chewing
  • Jaw joints locking in the open or closed position
  • Frequent headaches or migraines
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Popping and clicking of the jaw joint

For some people, the symptoms of TMD can become quite debilitating and significantly impact the quality of their lives. The good news is that Dr. Fairfax and her team have solutions for TMJ pain in Fairfax, VA.

How We Treat TMD

The first step in successfully treating TMD is to determine its root cause. This is different for every patient. Causes of TMD might be:

  • Stress or anxiety
  • Bite misalignment
  • Missing teeth
  • Clenching and grinding (bruxism)

Once we determine what's causing your jaw disorder, Dr. Fairfax can make the proper treatment recommendations, which could include:

  • Tooth replacement - with an implant or dental bridge
  • Invisalign or orthodontic treatment for correct bite alignment
  • Crowns or veneers to rebuild worn teeth
  • Nightguards for protection at night from bruxism

Determining the root cause of TMD helps us choose a practical course of action so you can reclaim your life.

Contact Us to Learn More About Solutions for TMD in Fairfax

You don't have to manage the painful symptoms of TMD any longer! Instead, contact Dr. Fairfax & Associates Family Dentistry at (703) 273-1033 to schedule an evaluation and learn more about how we can help you find relief for your jaw pain.

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