TMD & TMJ Treatment
We are exceptional at diagnosing and helping patients who have chronic TMJ pain and symptoms.
Dr. Pollack has over 15 years of experience working with the top dentists in occlusion.
Many patients suffer from:
- chronic jaw pain
- temporal headaches
- painful jaw popping
- clenching and grinding
- excessive wear on the teeth.
Often these symptoms can be related back to TMJ pain. A simple night guard and bite equilibration could give you the much desired pain-free results you’ve been searching for.
Come in today and let Dr. Pollack eliminate your jaw pain!
At Sloan’s Lake Dental our oral surgeons cater to Denver and Edgewater patients in need of treatment for TMD and TMJ issues. TMD, or temporomandibular disorder, can cause the joint that connects the jawbone to the skull to experience pain, a condition most people refer to as TMJ, or temporomandibular joint disorder. Either way, there are many causes including the grinding or “clenching” of teeth, injury to the jaw, arthritis, or even genetics. This is a fairly common disorder, however our highly qualified dentists can provide relief in the majority of cases.
TMJ or TMD can result in not only jaw pain, but facial pain, earaches, and headaches as well. Many of the more than 15% of adults in the U.S. who suffer from the disorder experience popping or clicking noises when opening their mouths, along with increased pain when biting or chewing foods. Stress can also aggravate the symptoms, as many people clench their teeth when under stress or performing physical tasks that are particularly exerting. Grinding or clenching the teeth is often referred to as bruxism.
Our family dentists are dedicated to providing solutions for those who suffer from TMD or TMJ. While relaxation techniques, heat application, and ibuprofen or other anti-inflammatory drugs can often provide some relief, it may be that balancing bite through a process known as occlusal equilibration may be effective. We provide treatment customized to our patients’ unique needs so you can be free of the pain and other issues associated with TMJ. Those in Denver and surrounding areas are invited to learn more by contacting Sloan’s Lake Dental today at 303-477-7776.