Eliminate Pain from TMJ
TMJ is the joint that connects the lower and upper jaw. The term TMJ stands for Temporomandibular Joint. This is one of the most complex joints in the entire body, capable of forward and backward movement, rotations, and side-to-side movements. TMJ or TMD often refers to complications and problems with this joint, and symptoms may include:
- Limited movement of the lower jaw
- Clicking sounds
- Muscle spasms
- Locking of the jaw
Causes of TMJ Problems
Some potential causes of the disease include genetics, hormones, low-level infections, auto-immune diseases, trauma, and clenching or grinding of the teeth. Diagnosis and evaluation of such conditions are performed by dentists experienced in TMJ problems and treatments.
TMJ Treatment Options
Some common treatments are Night Guards, Bite Guards, and Bite Adjustments. You may also benefit from surgical orthodontics. Your dentist can guide you toward the best treatment for you.
Schedule a Colorado Springs TMJ Treatment Appointment
Each case is different, but if you are suffering from any jaw pain and you live in the Colorado Springs area, then All Smiles Dental Group can help. Our diverse team of dentists and specialists can cover all of your unique needs. In many cases, orthodontic treatment may help with misalignment problems. To schedule an appointment or request more information, contact us from our website or call us at 719-599-0665. All orthodontic appointments are at our Carefree Circle location.