According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ), also referred to as temporomandibular disorders (TMD), are the most common source of chronic facial pain and jaw dysfunction. It is estimated that more than 10 million people in the United States are affected by temporomandibular joint problems.
When evaluating for the presence of a TMJ disorder, the dentist will perform a thorough clinical assessment of joint symptoms and function. Special radiographic imaging and other diagnostic tests will be ordered as needed. The treatment of a TMJ disorder may include oral appliances such as night guards or stabilization splints to alleviate strain on the joints. Other types of therapy may include steroid injections, occlusal adjustments as well as orthodontic or prosthodontic treatment to improve occlusion. In cases of persistent and serious TMJ problems, surgery may be recommended.
Our office is located at 800 Jessup Road, Suite 805, West Deptford, NJ 08086.
Monday: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
If you are looking for a highly trained and experienced Dentist in West Deptford, you have come to the right place.
Dr. Afsharzand has been a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine since 1994. She is a former group leader and is currently a part time clinical associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania. West Deptford Dental Excellence offers a high level of care with focus on quality patient relationships. Her practice is committed to making sure every dental experience is comfortable, personalized and affordable. She is part of a trusted South Jersey tradition of clinical excellence, offering state-of-the art services.
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"Friendly atmosphere! The front desk staff were attentive and the dentist and her assistant had a lot of patience with me while I would through my anxious feelings towards having dental work done!"