This November, we celebrate National TMJ Awareness Month at Genesee Dental Group. That’s 30 days of raising awareness about the subtle evils of pain that affects  approximately 10 million Americans (most of them women.)

What is TMJ Disorder?

TMJ (TemporoMandibular Joint) disorder is a condition with various levels of intensity that affects the muscles and joints that connect the jaw to the skull.

Symptoms may include:

  • Jaw pain
  • Pain and tiredness of facial muscles (including ears)
  • Headaches
  • Difficulty opening (or closing) your mouth comfortably
  • Muscle pains including neck and shoulders

What Causes TMJ?

All symptoms stem from imbalances of the facial and other associated muscles. Stress is commonly the main culprit here (which is no surprise in this modern era), as lactic acid accumulates in overworked muscles, causing them to ache and spasm.

How to Take Action Against TMJ Disorder

First, you should seek to restore the best resting position for the jaw. Dr. Sprout may have you go through a series of scans and wear a temporary tooth colored stint until the specific problem is identified. Then, multiple treatment methods and rehabilitation are introduced until the problem is fixed and your aches are gone for good.
If any of the symptoms above resonated with you, consult with us at The Genesee Dental Group to discuss the proper route to treating these problems in Golden, CO before they get worse! Call us today to book your free consultation at 303-526-9155.