Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ/TMD)

Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ or sometimes TMD) occurs when an imbalance in the jaw system results in symptoms that may start in the jaw but may progress to impact the head, face, ears, neck, shoulder, and arms. It may be overactive muscles in the jaw, displaced discs in the jaw joint, pinched nerves, and more immediate causes that result in a wide range of symptoms, including:

We offer advanced, nonsurgical treatment for TMJ that can reduce or eliminate symptoms and prevent their recurrence.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is when your breathing stops intermittently at night. When breathing stops, your brain awakens just enough to start it up again. This may occur hundreds of times a night, even though you’re not aware of it, though your sleep partner may notice snoring. But during the day you may be aware of its effects, including:

  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Inability to get good rest
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Mood disorders, including depression
  • Weight gain
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke

Fortunately, sleep apnea is highly treatable. The frontline treatment for sleep apnea is CPAP, but for people who can’t adapt to CPAP — and there are many — oral appliance therapy is a great alternative. It’s even a good frontline treatment for some people.

Reconstructive Dentistry

Damage to one or a few teeth can be handled by the River Edge Dental Center for General & Cosmetic Dentistry, but if you have suffered damage to your smile that includes all or most of your teeth, you need advanced reconstructive dentistry that most dentists just can’t handle.

But at the River Edge Dental Center for TMJ, Sleep Apnea, & Reconstructive Dentistry, we are trained, experienced, and equipped to handle just this kind of advanced dentistry. Root canals, dental implants, dental bridges, high-end dentures, and more are all capable of transforming your smile, even your life, and we know how to perform these procedures and more.

To learn more about the procedures we offer or get your treatment started today, please call (201) 343-4044 or email the River Edge Dental Center for TMJ, Sleep Apnea, & Reconstructive Dentistry.

Patient Reviews

I’ve had a terrible fear of going to a dentist since my youth. Dr. Marten and his staff extinguished my fear and made me feel extremely comfortable even in the midst of an extraction. I felt absolutely no pain. You would be hard-pressed to find a better dentist and staff than this office. Thank you all!

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TMJ Self Assessment Test

This test is an inexpensive self-screening tool for those who want help in determining if they have TMJ. It should only take a few minutes, and with the result of this self assessment you can decide if you need to see a TMJ dentist.

Sleep Screening Tool

This form includes several tools to help you decide if you should seek help from a sleep dentist. It the Epworth Sleepiness Scale, a much recognized screening tool for sleep apnea.

Dr. Marlen Martirossian

Meet Dr. Marlen Martirossian

Dr. Marlen Martirossian is a dentist committed to continually improving his ability to change his patients’ lives through dentistry. This means that he is continually learning about new and better approaches to dentistry and honing his abilities in his practice.

His education goes far beyond his Doctor of Dental Science (DDS). Studying at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI). LVI is the premier school for and neuromuscular dentistry. His studies included a focus on the treatment of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) using neuromuscular dentistry. He learned how to use computers to analyze bite problems and the art and science of correcting them to alleviate TMJ symptoms such as headaches, jaw pain, tinnitus, and more.

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