Are you experiencing the uncomfortable symptoms of TMJ – including jaw pain, headaches and migraines, and painful chewing? At Clear Smile Dental Care, we offer customized treatments to provide the top TMJ treatments near Highlands Ranch, CO!
What Is TMJ?
TMJ, also referred to as TMD (temporomandibular disorder), is characterized by significant jaw pain and limitation in jaw joint movement. This disorder can affect everyday jaw function including swallowing, talking and chewing. In some cases, it can even cause breathing issues.
Additional symptoms reported by TMJ patients include facial swelling, recurrent facial pain, facial sensitivity, constant teeth grinding, jaw joint locking, and a limited range of motion in the jaw.
1 TMJ symptoms
Not everyone will have the same symptoms, but some of the most common include:
- Headaches or migraines
- Pain and tenderness around the jaw, ears, cheeks, and neck
- Stiffness in the jaw
- Painful chewing
- Pain while yawning
- Jaw locking
- Uncontrolled change of facial expression
- Changes in the fit between the upper and lower teeth
2 TMJ Treatments
At Clear Smile Dental Care, Dr. Hong and his team have a selection of treatment options ready to provide relief for your symptoms. For our patients who are diagnosed with TMJ disorder, we can ease the discomfort and pain associated with your symptoms using the following treatment methods:
- Oral Appliance (Bruxism Mouth Guard)
- Medicinal Therapy
Our oral appliances are always carefully custom-fitted to best protect your jaw against the damaging effects of bruxism (teeth grinding) while you sleep. If medicinal therapy is right for you, our team will provide you with treatment that best meets your needs!
3 Schedule TMJ Treatment Today!
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms associated with jaw pain and discomfort, contact us for a thorough examination. Using non-invasive digital technologies, Dr. Hong will take a look at your jaw and gather all the necessary information to design the best TMJ treatment plan for your needs. You don’t have to fight the painful symptoms of TMJ alone! Call us at Clear Smile Dental Care to get the quality TMJ treatment you deserve.