DR. VIcKI L. TIBBS, DDS, Pc

2700 Pocahontas Trail 
Quinton, Virginia 23141

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PHONE: 804.932.4537
FAX: 804.932.4888

OFFICE HOURS
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8:30 AM- 5:30 PM

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WHY IS OUR DENTAL PRACTICE RIGHT FOR YOU?

  • Emergency appointments
  • Friendly, educated and caring staff
  • Long lasting restorations
  • State-of-the-art facilities
  • Digital x-rays
  • No interest financing available
  • Beautiful lake front views
  • Some of Our other Restorative Services

    TMJ Treatment

    What is TMJ Disorder?

    "TMJ” stands for temporomandibular joint, which is the jaw joint. The temporomandibular joints are the joints in front of the ears attaching the lower jaw to the skull. They are essential to daily jaw functions such as opening and closing your mouth, chewing and speaking.

    TMJ disorders refer to conditions, manifested by pain in the area of the jaw and jaw muscles and limitations in the ability of the jaw to operate normally while speaking, eating, and swallowing. The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research of the National Institutes of Health states that 10.8 million people in the USA suffer from TMJ Disorder.

    What are the symptoms of TMJ Disorder?

    • Frequent headaches
    • Uncomfortable bite
    • Neck/shoulder/back pain
    • Facial swelling
    • Pain of the face
    • Pain of the jaw joint and/or the ear
    • Jaw locking when jaw open or closed
    • Restricted ability or complete inability to  
      open the mouth without pain

    TMJ Treatment Options

    Dental treatments for TMJ Disorder can include replacing missing teeth, moving teeth, adjusting your bite, filling gaps between teeth, etc. There is no one solution that is right for all cases. Many times a plastic mouthpiece 
    called a mouth guard is used to prevent clenching or grinding that is contributing to the problem. If untreated and taken to extremes, surgery may be required to repair a badly damaged joint.