Do you have TMJ discomfort? If so, our dentist and team can help you get relief with a TMJ treatment in Longmont, Colorado.
What is TMJ?
The TMJ is the temporomandibular joint, or the joint that connects the lower jaw to the rest of the head. The term “TMJ” is often used to refer to TMJ disorder, also called TMD, which occurs when the jaw joint becomes stressed, injured or misaligned.
What Are Symptoms of TMJ Disorder?
- Grinding, clicking and popping sounds while opening and closing the mouth
- Inability to open your mouth wide to speak, yawn or chew
- Locked or stuck jaw
- Discomfort while biting and chewing
- Pain in the neck
- Frequent headache
What Can Be Done?
During your appointment with Dr. Todd M. Roby, we will determine the severity of your TMJ disorder and will make a treatment plan to help you get relief. These tips may include:
- Jaw and facial relaxation
- Lifestyle changes
- Restorative dentistry
- Mouth guard
- Night guard
- Jaw surgery
How Did I Get TMJ Disorder?
TMJ disorder is a result of various factors and is different for every person. For some, it can he a result of stress or bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching), arthritis, trauma to the head, neck or jaw. Regardless of the reason why you developed the condition, TMJ can be very uncomfortable.
Schedule an appointment with our dentist at 303-776-2020 to start getting relief from TMJ discomfort.