When it comes to dental care, you’re surely familiar with the common areas of treatments, such as teeth and gums – but did you know that some of the most debilitating oral problems are directly related to your temporomandibular joints? Commonly referred to as TMJs, these joints are small, but they serve a crucial purpose by keeping your lower jaw connected to your skull. Additionally, they contain important pieces of your body, such as blood vessels and nerves. However, this means that when these joints are even slightly misaligned in any way, annoying and even outright painful symptoms can set in quickly, affecting not just your teeth but your entire body. Thankfully, the dedicated team at D’Amico and Mauck, DDS takes the threat of TMJ dysfunction very seriously; that’s why they provide custom-made nightguards to patients all over the Aurora, CO area and beyond.
How do I know if I have TMJ dysfunction?
Common symptoms include:
- Popping, clicking, or stiffness that concerns the jaw
- Problems with opening and closing the mouth
Constant ringing in the ears
- Pain in the face, neck, head, shoulders, or back
If these sound familiar, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. D’Amico and Dr. Mauck as soon as possible to schedule a thorough examination. There, our team will check the state of your bite and teeth to determine if you’re suffering from TMJ dysfunction. Once this is complete, we can create a custom fit nightguard that should help alleviate your symptoms. Your comfort is our top priority, and we’ll do whatever we can to help restore full health and happiness to your smile!
Contact our Aurora office today to schedule an appointment with either Dr. D’Amico or Dr. Mauck. We provide patients from all walks of life with dedicated, personalized dental care that’s sure to leave you feeling satisfied. We also welcome patients from the greater Denver area, including Centennial, Eaglewood, and Parker.