TMJ, or temporomandibular joint disorder, is a painful condition that impacts thousands and thousands of people throughout the US and around the world. The temporomandibular joint is located at the spot where your jaw opens and closes. TMJ occurs when the nerves around this joint become irritated. The result is severe pain in your neck and head, a popping sound when you close and open your mouth, disruption in sleep patterns, and other problems. If you believe that you may be suffering from TMJ, call Dr. Unser right away to discuss the treatment options available. Dr. Unser and his staff have been providing high-quality dental services to patients from throughout the Lakewood, CO, area for over 30 years.
Why You Should Visit 20th Avenue Dentistry for TMJ Therapy
The effects of TMJ can be devastating and can greatly impact the quality of your life. Although this condition is quite common, not every dental practice treats TMJ. Dr. Unser is pleased to provide his patients with a variety of effective treatments to alleviate the symptoms of TMJ, allowing you to return to a normal, productive life.
Important Information about TMJ
TMJ, if left untreated, can damage muscles in your neck and head, including the TMJ joint itself. It can also damage your teeth. If you suffer from one or more of the following symptoms, you may have TMJ:
- Pain or stiffness in your jaw
- Earaches that extend into your face
- Soreness in front of your ear
- Popping or grinding noises when you open or close your mouth
- Sensitive teeth
- Pain in your neck
- Headaches located on the side of your head
- Teeth grinding while asleep
- Limited range of motion in the jaw or jaw locking
Contact 20th Avenue Dentistry Today
If you believe that you or a family member is suffering from TMJ, contact our Lakewood, CO, office today. Dr. Unser can discuss treatment options with you and help you decide which would be best for you or your family member.