Greeley TMD Therapy & TMJ Treatment Options - Put an End to Jaw Pain Today
Millions of Americans suffer from pain and discomfort that can be attributed to jaw problems. If you suffer from tense, sore jaw muscles, popping or clicking of the jaw, or headaches, TMD (which stands for temporomandibular joint disorder) may be the culprit. Many people refer to this condition as TMJ (temporomandibular joint) pain, which is an extremely common problem. Thompson Advanced Dentistry offers TMJ therapy in Greeley to help resolve such problems.
What is TMD?
While the cause of TMD isn’t always evident, many experts believe problems originate with the jaw muscles or the joint. TMJ is the joint that acts as a hinge, connecting the lower jaw to the temporal bone of the skull. This joint and the attached muscles allow for the smooth motion of the jaw as you talk and eat.
There are several symptoms of TMD and TMJ pain, including:
- Difficulty chewing
- Popping of the jaw
- Worn, chipped, or loose teeth
- Pain in the jaw, face, or neck
- Facial swelling or muscle spasms
Patients may experience all or just a few of these symptoms. If you think you may suffer from TMD, there are treatment options available.
At Thompson Advanced Dentistry we offer TMJ treatments that can alleviateor significantly lessen the pain and discomfort associated with TMD. Dr. Thompson will listen to your concerns and evaluate your jaw and mouth to formulate the best plan of action.
First, we use a state-of-the-art software program to evaluate the patient’s bite and identify any imperfections that may be causing the TMD. It’s our ultimate goal to balance the bite and make any adjustments. Our focus is on the comprehensive care of your joint, muscle, and bite function, so all components work together in harmony.
After the consultation, we analyze the findings and explain your treatment options. Often, treatment includes a night guard or other dental appliance. As always, we’ll discuss these options with you, and together, we can decide on the best course of action.
Let Us Help You Today
If you’ve been suffering with TMJ pain or TMD, there’s no reason to do so any longer. You have options that can significantly enhance your quality of life. Thompson Advanced Dentistry is pleased to offer treatment for this painful condition. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.