TMJ Disorder

TMJ disorder is a condition that affects the jaw joint, causing pain and discomfort during jaw movement. Symptoms include jaw pain, clicking or popping sounds, and difficulty chewing, often accompanied by headaches or earaches.

TMJ Disorder/TMD Treatment in Denver, CO

If you are experiencing discomfort, pain, or tenderness in your jaw while chewing, you may suffer from Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD), also known as Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ).

At Smile Studio Dental, we can help address your TMJ concerns. Initially, we will explore potential risk factors contributing to your discomfort, which may be unrelated to TMJ. A comprehensive examination will involve listening to your jaw, observing its movement, and applying pressure to identify the source of pain. We can use X-rays or 3D images to assess potential damage to the joint’s disk or soft tissues.

If you suffer from TMJ, we can help you achieve a healthier and pain-free smile. Schedule your consultation with us today!

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  • Can TMJ cause ear pain?

    Yes, TMJ disorder can cause ear pain as one of its symptoms. The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is located near the ear, and when it’s affected by TMJ disorder, it can lead to referred pain in the ear region.

    This pain may feel like an ache or pressure in or around the ear and can sometimes be accompanied by other symptoms such as jaw pain, clicking or popping sounds in the jaw joint, difficulty chewing, or headaches.

    If you’re experiencing ear pain or any other symptoms, please call our office for an evaluation.

  • How do I know if I have TMJ?

    Self-diagnosis is not recommended, but there are identifiable symptoms you can be aware of. If you experience these symptoms without resolution, you must consult a dentist for an official diagnosis and a tailored treatment plan.

    While jaw, ear, or facial pain is often temporary and self-resolving, if you have persistent discomfort,  don’t hesitate to contact us.

    Common signs of TMJ Disorder:

    • Jaw pain
    • Tenderness in the jaw
    • Ear pain
    • Pain during chewing
    • Ache in the facial region
    • Occasional locking of the jaw joint in an open or closed position
    • Recurring headaches

    Our team is here to provide expert evaluation and personalized solutions for your well-being.

  • Why should I visit a dentist for TMJ Disorder?

    Getting help from a dentist for TMJ disorder is crucial because they have specialized knowledge in diagnosing and treating jaw-related conditions.

    At Smile Studio Dental, we’ll thoroughly examine your jaw joint, teeth, and bite to identify the underlying causes of your symptoms. Then, we can offer various treatment options tailored to your specific needs, including lifestyle changes, dental appliances like mouthguards, physical therapy exercises, or referral to specialists if necessary.

    Seeking professional dental care can help you get an accurate diagnosis and effective management of TMJ disorder, resulting in pain relief and an improved quality of life.

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8801 E Montview Blvd, STE 120
Denver, CO, 80238
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