The Basics of TMJ Pain
The causes of TMJ pain vary but may include
- Damage done to the jaw during an accident or injury
- Erosion or dislocation of the disc in the jaw hinge
- Arthritis-related damage
- Frequently grinding or clenching teeth
- Certain connective tissue disorders
If the following symptoms have developed, it’s in your best interest to schedule an appointment with our dental team:
- Pain in one or both jaw joints
- Aching around your jaw joint, including in the ear or neck
- Difficulty chewing food
- Locking or popping when opening and closing the jaw, which can make it difficult to fully open or close the mouth
- Headaches and general facial pain
Treatment for TMJ Pain
When visiting our office to have your TMJ issue evaluated, we will examine your teeth, jaw, and airway to get a general impression of your oral health. From there, we may also choose to take x-rays for added clarity.
Once the cause and severity of your TMJ condition are determined, we will develop a treatment plan that fits your unique needs. Treatment may include jaw exercises, mouth guards, therapies, corrective procedures, or a combination of treatment options.
If you’re experiencing pain in one or both jaw joints, call us at 303-423-0930 and schedule an appointment online at our office in Arvada, CO. Our award-winning dental professionals strive to provide excellent care for residents in and around Arvada, CO, including the nearby communities of Wheat Ridge, Golden, Broomfield, Lakewood, and Westminster.
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