TMJ, Arthritis Connection Highlights Holistic Care Need

As a holistic and naturopathic dentist who treats TMJ patients in Washington, D.C. , Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Vienna and McLean, Va., Dr. Lawrence Singer sees firsthand the way bite or jaw pain is linked to full-body pain. This can be especially pronounced when a patient also struggles with arthritis.

A shocking 52 million Americans have arthritis, or severe joint inflammation, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Regardless of which part of the body is affected, studies show that it can set off pain in the Temporomandibular Joint and vice-versa.

One study has gone as far as to deduct that jaw pain resulting from TMJ/TMD also undermines the body’s ability to fight infection.

That’s right: Your TMD could be making you sick.

The good news is that DC Smiles has developed a trusted approach to TMJ therapy and treatment. Dr. Singer is a third-generation dentist, and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at George Washington University. He has the experience, expertise and multidisciplinary resources to treat TMJ as it relates to the whole body.  He is especially aware of the close association of TMJ to dental problems and sleep problems (sleep disordered breathing, Sleep Apnea)

If you live in or around Washington, D.C. or Alexandria, Virginia and stuffer from TMJ/TMD pain, please contact D.C. Smiles online or call one of our two locations to schedule an appointment with Dr. Singer: (703) 299-4614 in Alexandria or (202) 455-4920 in Washington, D.C.

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