Your temporomandibular joints (TMJs) play a critical role in allowing you to open and close your mouth. They are positioned on either side of your head, attaching your jaw to your skull. These joints make it possible to talk, eat, laugh, yawn, and even sing. You probably don’t think much about them until they become irritated or inflamed. Then, they can produce a great deal of pain that worsens when you try to open or close your mouth.
Our team can help with TMJ problems, using either or both of two beneficial treatments:
- Custom TMJ Appliance – We work with a professional lab that can make you a custom appliance you wear in your mouth while sleeping. It will relieve tension on your TMJs, allowing them to heal. The appliance will also prevent teeth grinding, which can damage your tooth enamel and cause tension headaches.
- Botox® Treatment – We can inject Botox into your jaw muscles, which will lessen their movement so you experience less pain. Treatment is safe, and the results can last for several months before another treatment is needed.
Call Boulder Dental Design today at 303-816-3863 to schedule a consultation. You can also make an appointment . Don’t suffer in pain any longer! Be sure to schedule your next regular checkup at the same time.