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The soft tissues, nerves and bones in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) in the jaw can be aggravated, causing jaw and facial pain, as well as other symptoms. TMJ disorders, or TMD, involve the jaw joint and may impact jaw function and result in ongoing discomfort. If you have symptoms of TMJ/TMD, treatment is available at Restore Dental in Highlands Ranch, CO.

TMJ/TMD can be caused by a variety of dental issues. Teeth or bite misalignment can put extra stress on the temporomandibular joints, resulting in inflammation and pain. Bruxism or jaw clenching can put pressure on the jaw, causing pain and discomfort. Even missing teeth or ill-fitting dental treatments can cause TMJ or TMD. Symptoms of TMD can include:

  • Jaw and facial pain
  • Popping, clicking or grinding in the jaw
  • Headaches
  • Earaches
  • Locking jaw
  • Neck pain

Relieving stress on the jaw joint can allow it to heal and relieve pain and discomfort. If a dental disorder is causing pressure on the jaw, treatment may offer relief from TMJ or TMD.

Jaw Pain, Facial Pain Relief

If you have TMJ or TMD, treatment can offer symptom relief. Dr. Chiu can perform a thorough dental exam to determine how best to relieve pressure on your jaw joint. If you have missing teeth or bite misalignment, treating these issues can relieve pain and pressure. Another option is using an oral appliance that can adjust the jaw while you sleep to relieve pressure and allow for healing.

If you suffer from jaw or facial pain from a TMJ disorder, contact us at Restore Dental. We can schedule a TMJ consultation to discuss the best treatment option for you. To schedule your appointment, call our clinic in Highlands Ranch, CO. We accept most insurance plans and CareCredit, and new patients are always welcome.

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