Do you suffer from the TMJ disorder? If so, then you have pain, discomfort and limited function in your jaw joints. These joints are called the temporomandibular joints. The temporomandibular joints allow you to open and close your mouth. In fact, they help you chew, talk and swallow. So, when you suffer from the TMJ disorder, you can be quite inconvenienced. Our dentists, Dr. Chase Bennett and Dr. James Bieneman, are happy to tell you all about this disorder today.
There are many symptoms associated with the TMJ disorder. Some of those symptoms are: pain in the jaw and face, aching in and around the ears, difficulty chewing or pain when chewing and locking or clicking in the joint. There are many causes of the disorder, including bruxism, arthritis, dislocation, injury, misalignment of the teeth and jaw and stress. If you experience symptoms, it’s important to visit your dentist for an examination and accurate diagnosis.
The good news is that there are many treatments and remedies you can use to soothe the pain and treat the problem. Some treatments for the TMJ disorder include taking medications, using a bite guard when you sleep, physical therapy, eating softer foods, heating the jaw, using relaxation techniques and strengthening your jaw muscles.
Do you have any questions about the TMJ disorder in Arvada, Colorado? If so, please contact Craniofacial Pain Center Of Colorado and talk to a member of our dental team. When you dial 303.421.2696, we will be more than happy to give you the answers you’re looking for. We are excited to hear from you!