Denver TMJ Evaluations

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The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the joint that connects your jaw to your skull. Issues related to your jaw joints are known as TMJ disorders, which can cause face and jaw pain, difficulty opening your mouth, and problems with eating.

At Midtown Dental, our dentists provide expert TMJ evaluations to pinpoint issues with your jaw joints. We develop personalized treatment plans to relieve your symptoms and bring functionality back to your jaw in the least invasive way possible.

Symptoms of TMJ Disorders

TMJ issues can range from myofascial pain to osteoarthritis, and the symptoms depend on the condition causing your temporomandibular disorder (TMD).
The following are typical symptoms of TMD:

  • Jaw pain
  • Clicking, popping, or grinding sounds in the jaw
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness, earaches
  • Facial pain
  • Pain in the neck or shoulder
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Stiff or locked jaw

What Causes TMJ Disorders?

Causes of TMJ issues include the following:

  • Frequently grinding your teeth and or clenching your jaw
  • Injuries to your jaw, head, neck, etc.
  • Arthritis damage to your jaw joint

Conditions that lead to damage, trauma, or stress to your jaw muscles and joints can lead to TMJ disorders. Traumatic injuries might cause tears in muscles or ligaments, and arthritis might lead to the deterioration of the cartilage that protects your jaw joints. 

Treatment for TMJ Issues

Our goal is to relieve your pain and restore the function of your jaw, and we always begin with the most conservative treatment possible. Nonsurgical treatments include physical therapy, mouth guards for protection and realignment, pain medicine, muscle relaxants, and steroid injections. Schedule a TMJ Evaluation at Midtown Dental in Denver, CO. 

TMJ issues can evolve into serious health conditions if left untreated, so early detection and treatment are vital for your of overall health. Our experienced dental team at Midtown Dental in Denver, CO, offers TMJ evaluations and individualized treatment options to realign and stabilize your jaw.

If you have symptoms of TMJ disorders, call us at 303-377-2345 to schedule an appointment today.

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