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How Can a Dentist Help TMJ Pain?

At,The,Dentist.,Beautiful,Female,Dentist,Is,Showing,A,DummyHow do you recognize TMJ pain? It could be a tender, sensitive jaw, a dull ache that spreads to your ears, or difficulty chewing. Your jaw may even lock up sometimes. Physiologic dentistry offers relief through personalized treatments that address your unique symptoms.

Do You Need to See a Dentist or Doctor for TMJ Pain?

A dentist is the best medical professional to diagnose TMJ pain and determine if it comes from temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). In severe cases, a dentist may refer you to a doctor who specializes in TMJ disorder or an orthodontist. If you live in Golden, CO, the team at Golden Dental Solutions can help — we provide a full range of TMJ pain diagnosis and treatment through physiologic dentistry.

Treatment Built for You

Physiologic dentistry focuses on jaw alignment. Patients work with a neuromuscular dentist who has completed special training to correct bite abnormalities and help patients find relief from jaw pain.

We consider multiple factors when treating TMJ pain, including:

  • Your jaw structure
  • Your teeth alignment
  • How your teeth are positioned near one another
  • How your facial muscles work together

By assessing the “big picture,” we can develop a more comprehensive understanding of your TMJ pain to provide personalized solutions. Potential treatment options include night guards, replacing missing teeth, jaw exercises, and electrical stimulation to help the jaw muscles relax and align properly.

Diagnosing TMD

To diagnose TMD, we will explore your history of symptoms and perform some tests to find out whether your TMJ pain is part of a greater disorder. The exact causes of TMD are unknown, but that does not mean treatments are unavailable.

Methods of diagnosing TMD include:

  • X-rays
  • Soundwave testing (sonograph)
  • Measuring nerve and muscle function through electromyography (EMG)
  • Using digital equipment to assess the jaw position and misalignment

Once we have a better understanding of what is causing your TMJ pain, we can design a personal treatment plan.

Speak With a TMJ Pain Expert in Golden, CO

At Golden Dental Solutions, we care about every aspect of your oral health. Our dedicated dentists and hygienists always strive to deliver the highest level of care. Please contact us for more information, or call our office at 303-277-9600.

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