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TMJ/TMD Therapy in Gypsum, CO

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the joint that hinges your jawbone to your skull. Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) is a broad term to describe the wide range of symptoms that can occur with the TMJ. Recurring or frequent jaw joint pain, clicking, and headaches all fall under this and can put uncomfortable limitations on your daily life. Scheduling an appointment for TMJ therapy can help you treat and manage TMJ disorder. Call our office today to schedule your appointment!

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What does TMJ/TMD stand for?

TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint. The joint can be found on each side of your jaw. TMJ disorders, or TMD, can cause pain, discomfort, or limitation in movement. TMD can be caused by injury to the jaw, joint, or neck muscles, teeth grinding, clenching, dislocation of the ball in the joint socket, arthritis, and stress. Our office offers TMJ/TMD therapy to treat the condition.

Is TMJ a serious problem?

The TMJ is an essential joint as it helps with eating, speaking, and making facial expressions. When there is a major disruption in the TMJ, quality of life and everyday tasks can become challenging. For some patients, symptoms of TMJ disorder, like headaches, earaches, facial pain, jaw clicking, and lockjaw, can lead to toothaches, gum pain, and even periodontal issues. When this happens, TMJ can become a serious problem.

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How is TMJ treated?

As the severity of TMJ varies from person to person, so does treatment for TMJ. Our TMJ/TMD therapy offers a wide range of treatments, from nightguards to braces. When you visit us for TMJ therapy, our Gypsum dentist will identify the cause of your TMJ symptoms and explain the best treatment option for your needs. If you suspect headaches or jaw are caused by TMJ/TMD symptoms, we encourage you to schedule an appointment to find a solution sooner!

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