TMJ Treatment / Teeth Grinding Prevent Premature Wear & Tear
  • Avoid dental damage caused by teeth grinding
  • End jaw pain with a custom appliance
  • Minimize headaches & other TMJ symptoms

Stop Premature Wear & Tear With TMJ Treatment in Colorado Springs, CO

Every time you eat, speak, laugh, or yawn, you’re relying on two of the smallest but most important joints in your body. Your temporomandibular joints, or TMJs, are the hinges just below your ears that you probably don’t even think about until they stop working the way they should. At Schope Dental, we can ease your pain with TMJ treatment in Colorado Springs, CO. With our help, you will:

  • Enjoy relief from chronic jaw pain and headaches
  • Ease muscle tension in your face, neck, and shoulders
  • Restore your ability to chew food comfortably
  • Get a better night’s sleep and wake up without pain
  • Reduce your risk for damaging your tooth enamel

Call 719-675-5238 today to schedule an appointment. We’ll guide you toward the most effective solution to help you live pain-free.

Wear a Custom Mouthguard for Relief & Healing

When you visit us for TMJ treatment, we’ll determine the root of your jaw problems, whether it’s muscular or joint-related. This allows us to determine the type of mouthguard you need. We may recommend a different type of mouthguard if your teeth grinding habits are a result of sleep apnea. Either way, your custom-made oral appliance will:

  • Prevent you from grinding your teeth at night
  • End your chronic pain and relieve your TMJ symptoms
  • Fit your mouth snugly and comfortably while you sleep
  • Last longer than anything you buy from the store
  • Give your jaw the chance to heal naturally over time

Because your dental health is at risk when you grind your teeth, we’ll address damage to your enamel when we examine you. If necessary, we’ll provide restorative dental care to repair fractured or worn teeth.

Recognize the Symptoms of a TMJ Disorder

When your jaw joint is shifted out of alignment from teeth grinding, overuse, or an injury, you won’t just feel the consequences in that area alone. TMJ disorders can come with other unpleasant symptoms like:

  • Frequent painful headaches or migraines
  • Tension and soreness in the jaw, neck, and shoulders
  • Difficulty opening and closing your mouth
  • Earaches and facial swelling or tenderness
  • Clicking noises in the joint when you chew

If you recognize any of these signs, we’ll help you feel better soon with TMJ treatment in Colorado Springs. Call us now at 719-675-5238 or schedule online to visit Schope Dental.

Common Questions About TMJ Treatment

How long does TMJ treatment take?

There is no standard length for TMJ treatment. It depends on many factors, including the severity of your symptoms. Since a mouthguard not only relieves TMJ pain but also prevents damage to teeth caused by grinding, many patients make it a permanent addition to their bedtime routine.

Will insurance pay for my TMJ treatment?

Your insurance may pay for a portion of the cost of your TMJ treatment. We recommend you check with your carrier to determine what they will and won’t cover. We’ll work with your insurance to maximize your benefits and ensure that your out-of-pocket cost is minimal. Our team wants you to get the help you need to feel better. We also work with CareCredit, which has low-interest payment plans.

Does TMJ treatment work?

TMJ problems typically won’t go away without treatment. TMJ pain is usually caused when the joints in your jaw become inflamed. This commonly occurs because of two habits that put your jaw under pressure: clenching and teeth grinding. We can make a custom mouthguard for you that will stop these behaviors. Then your jaw can heal.

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