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TMJ is the common term used to refer to disorders of the Tempromandibular Joint (jaw joint). These can be “popping” or “clicking” on opening or closing, or can be more severe, which can result in the jaw becoming “locked.”

What Causes TMJ?

The actual cause of TMJ is unknown.  Symptoms are believed to arise from problems with the joint itself or the muscles of your jaw. Injuries to your jaw, head, and neck are possible causes of TMJ.  It can also be caused by putting pressure on the joint by grinding or clenching your teeth, arthritis, movement of the soft cushion or disk between the ball and socket of the joint, or even stress which can cause people to clench their teeth or tighten facial or jaw muscles.

What are the symptoms?

TMJ can cause severe pain temporarily or over the course of years. One or both sides of your face can be affected.  It’s most common in people ages 20 to 40 (more common in women than men). Headaches and pain when chewing can sometimes be a symptom of a Tempromandibular Joint Disorder. You may also have toothaches, neck aches, dizziness, earaches, hearing problems, upper shoulder pain, and ringing in the ears (tinnitus). People with TMJ may also have swelling of the face, trouble chewing or a sudden uncomfortable bite (as if the upper and lower teeth are not fitting together properly), and problems when you try to open your mouth wide.

Our dentists are skilled at identifying and diagnosing Tempromandibular joint disorders as well as finding an effective treatments for each patient.

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, please contact our office and schedule a consultation with one of our doctors.

For more information, contact our Thornton, CO office at (303) 452-2053

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