Lutherville-Timonium TMJ/TMD Dentistry

TMJ Lutherville-Timonium, MDThe temporomandibular joint is the hinge-like area of your mouth where your jaw meets your skull. Misalignment or disease of this joint is known as temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ) and can cause occlusion problems and other symptoms. Dr. Lynn Chincheck is able to determine if you have TMJ disorder and can provide orthopedic treatments for the condition. With extensive training and some of the most advanced equipment in the industry, Dr. Chincheck is recognized as the leading TMJ Specialist in Lutherville-Timonium.

If you are experiencing any of the following problems, Dr. Chincheck recommends having a TMJ consultation:

  • Migraines/headaches
  • Pain in the facial muscles
  • Soreness in your jaw
  • Clicking or Popping when moving your jaw
  • Bruxism
  • Neck/Shoulder pain
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  • Difficulty opening/closing your jaw

Many of the symptoms of TMJ are indicative of other medical conditions, such as disc and neck issues, as well as ear complications. Often times, patients seek relief from other medical professionals first. Because of this, TMJ disorder can go undiagnosed. You need the experience and assistance of a specially trained dentist to recognize TMJ and help you get relief.

Dr. Chincheck focuses her efforts around the Equilibration of your jaw, which leads to bite balancing, as well as joint stability. With TMD affecting the joints in your jaw, Dr. Chincheck is finding the “balance” in several areas: how your jaw fits together when closed, how your teeth come together, and how your jaw muscles relax in this position. This optimum fit, when found, helps bring relief to the symptoms of TMD/TMJ.

Dr. Chincheck has trained at the prestigious Pankey Institute, where she continues her research into TMJ-related dental complications by teaching courses on integrating occlusal and bite splint therapy into everyday practice. She has extensive post-doctorate training on occlusion and TMJ treatment, so you know you’re in the best care possible in Timonium.

“This splint is amazing! It already feels AMAZING! Haven’t had this kind of relief in many years!” – Sarah

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If you reside in Lutherville-Timonium or the surrounding area and are suffering from persistent jaw pain or soreness, headaches, migraines, or bouts of lockjaw, we encourage you to schedule an appointment for an evaluation with our experienced dental team. We are able to provide non-surgical TMJ and TMD solutions in many cases.

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