TMJ Treatment – Centennial, CO

Helping You Find Relief from Jaw Pain

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TMJ disorder, also referred to as TMD, is a common condition that is estimated to impact around 12 percent of the population, being more common in women than men. Many patients who live with TMD experience painful symptoms that can impact their day-to-day lives when left untreated, like lockjaw, pain while chewing and speaking, and even bruxism that can cause migraines. Our team at Homestead Dental offers multiple personalized options for TMJ treatment in Centennial to help you find relief and reclaim your life.

Why Choose Homestead Dental for TMJ Treatment?

  • We Use Advanced Diagnostic Technology
  • Find Fast Relief with BOTOX for TMJ
  • Friendly & Compassionate Team of Dentists

What Is TMJ Disorder?

TMJ disorder (TMD) is a condition that impacts the joints that connect your lower jaw to your skull. These allow you to easily open and close your mouth to talk, yawn, chew your food, and do so many other day-to-day actions. When these joints sustain additional tension, force, or are affected by trauma, they can result in pain and a variety of other chronic symptoms when left untreated. Our team at Homestead Dental can help address these with personalized TMJ treatments.

Symptoms of TMJ Disorder

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TMD can be identified by an array of different symptoms. Some patients may experience only one or two of these common signs, while others may experience all of them. Here are TMJ symptoms to look out for that can indicate the need for intervention:

  • Jaw tenderness or pain
  • Aching in and around the ears
  • Difficulty or pain while chewing
  • Facial aching
  • Lockjaw
  • Difficulty opening and closing the mouth
  • Clicking or popping sounds while opening or closing the mouth

Types of TMJ Treatment

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Our dentists offer multiple different non-invasive TMJ treatments to help ease your discomfort based on the underlying cause of your condition. We may suggest any of the following treatments to provide you with relief from your TMJ symptoms.

Equilibration/Occlusal Adjustments

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Sometimes, misshapen teeth or ill-fitted dental restorations can result in a change in the bite, leading to jaw joint tension and discomfort. We can help correct these bite problems by re-shaping these restorations and teeth to better fit together.

Occlusal Splints

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For those that experience bruxism (chronic nighttime teeth grinding and/or jaw clenching) along with other TMJ symptoms, we also offer customized orthotic devices called occlusal splints. When worn as you sleep, the splint shifts the jaw into its ideal position to ease strain on the joints, alleviating the severity of your TMJ symptoms with time.

BOTOX Injections

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BOTOX injections can help ease TMJ symptoms by relaxing the muscles surrounding the jaw, providing months of relief from pain with a single treatment. The effects also kick in relatively quickly, typically within a week.

Non-Invasive MLS Laser Treatment

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For our patients who experience acute TMJ attacks that lead to discomfort, we can utilize our MLS laser to help reduce pain, inflammation, and stimulate immediate healing.