If you suffer from a TMJ disorder, you understand that it can be the cause of significant pain and discomfort. TMJ disorders, sometimes referred to as TMD, are disorders of the temporomandibular joint. The TMJ is commonly known as the jaw joint and is the joint that connects your jaw to the rest of your skull. If the TMJ becomes stressed, misaligned, or injured, it can result in severe pain. Common symptoms of TMJ disorders include:

  • Jaw pain
  • Chronic facial pain
  • A locked or stuck jaw
  • Difficulty opening the mouth wide
  • Pain when biting and chewing
  • Tightness or a tired feeling in the jaw muscles
  • Ear pain and ringing in the ears
  • Grinding, clicking, or popping sounds in the jaw joint when you open and close your mouth
  • Pain in the shoulders or neck

TMJ disorders may be caused by teeth grinding and clenching, arthritis in the jaw joint, stress, or injury. Our friendly dentist provides treatment for the TMJ in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, to help you live free from pain. TMJ treatment may involve dental work, a mouth guard or night guard, or lifestyle changes. To discover how we can treat your TMJ disorder, we welcome you to contact us today at Corey I. Johnson D.D.S., P.C..