Commerce City TMJ Treatment
If you are one of the many people who experience symptoms of TMJ disorder, our dentists at Commerce City Family Dentist offer solution based TMJ treatment. Temporomandibular Joint Disorder is a condition caused by misalignment or malfunction of the joint in the mouth that allows opening and closing of the jaw. This condition can cause daily symptoms of; jaw pain, headaches or migraines, limited mobility of the jaw, and clicking or popping noises when talking or chewing. These symptoms are often overlooked and can fluctuate among clients who experience them as they can improve or worsen depending on lifestyle and self care regimens. In order to alleviate daily symptoms we recommend seeking professional TMJ treatment in addition to recommended self-care remedies such as;
- choosing to be smoke-free, as smoking often worsens symptoms in clients with TMJ
- maintaining balanced nutrition and avoiding foods that are particularly chewy
- limiting daily intake of caffeine and sugar, as they can over-stimulate the nervous system
- applying heat to the jaw to loosen the surrounding muscles and tissue
Commerce City Family Dentist provides customized dental treatment based on the needs of each client. Our dentists will assess the cause of the symptoms and provide TMJ treatment that will be most effective for each unique case. Often times symptoms are caused by grinding or clenching of the teeth and jaw, which can occur when the client is both awake and asleep. For day time grinding dentists can recommend stretches and exercises that will train the jaw to maintain a relaxed posture. For night-time grinding a customized mouth piece can be fitted for the client. This will prevent grinding and clenching and over time retrain the mouth and jaw to relax during sleep.
When TMJ disorder is the result of an injury there are medications that can be prescribed to help prevent the symptoms from causing further damage to the joint. Muscle relaxers and pain relievers can help to improve mobility of the joint by lessening the pain and anti-inflammatory medications can be used to alleviate inflammation of the surrounding tissue.
It may be determined that further dental work is needed for effective TMJ treatment. If symptoms are caused by misalignment of the teeth or jaw, then a crown or removal of problematic teeth may be necessary to alleviate symptoms. Commerce City Family Dentist works one-on-one with clients to find the most beneficial treatment for TMJ disorder. Our goal is to provide efficient and long term solutions for mouth and jaw pain.
Commerce City Family Dentist is proud to service the Commerce City, Westminster, Thornton, Stapleton, Northglen and Denver metro area.
Call us at 303-289-2831 to take action towards a healthier smile with the help of our specialists.