Are you dealing with jaw pain, persistent headaches, or a sore jaw? You may have TMJ disorder.
Dr. Steven Krendl diagnoses and treats TMJ disorder to relieve pain and significantly improve your quality of life.
Find out how we've helped patients throughout Littleton, CO, alleviate their symptoms once and for all...
What Is TMJ Disorder?
The Life-Changing Benefits of TMJ Treatment
Pain ReliefIssues with the temporomandibular joint can cause uncomfortable symptoms that impact your everyday life. If you're tired of headaches and sore muscles, or you have difficulty opening or closing your mouth, TMJ treatment can drastically improve your symptoms and help you feel better.
Protect Oral HealthTMJ can lead to oral health issues such as tooth decay, worn-out or cracked teeth, and joint damage. Treating TMJ early is essential to protecting your health and preventing more severe problems from occurring in the future.
Improved Quality of LifeTMJ affects every area of your life. You may have trouble chewing, wake up tired from a night of clenching your jaw, or be unable to focus at work due to neck pain. At our Littleton dental practice, we are committed to helping patients get their lives back.
"Always Friendly and Caring"
I have been coming to Colorado Dental Arts for the past 10 years, and could not be happier. I have a real phobia regarding dentistry, and they have treated me with great respect and without judgment. I cannot say enough about how great the staff is, and Dr. Krendl is just awesome.View on Google
I highly recommend Colorado Dental Arts. Dr. Krendl and his team are always friendly, caring and doing a great job. I never have to wait long and I feel like they always take time to answer my questions, incl. billing (thanks again, Jody). Mardel has been my hygienist and she's really nice and thorough. I'm so glad I found this practice!View on Google
Understanding Symptoms of TMJ and TMD
Temporomandibular disorders can easily be misdiagnosed, so we highly encourage patients to request a consultation with a dentist such as Dr. Krendl to uncover the cause of their pain. He uses x-rays and other dentistry tools to examine your mouth and jaw to provide an accurate diagnosis. Common symptoms of TMJ and TMD may include:
- Jaw pain
- Headaches or migraines
- Difficulty closing or opening the mouth
- Neck and shoulder pain
Common Treatments for Temporomandibular Disorders
If TMJ disorder is caused by chronic stress, Dr. Krendl can suggest stress-reduction techniques to help you stop clenching your teeth and tightening your muscles.
For patients with misalignment, our Littleton practice offers Invisalign to improve your bite, position your teeth in the optimal position, and alleviate symptoms of TMD.
In some cases, a nightguard is necessary to prevent teeth grinding at night. This helps stabilize the joints and lessen the amount of pressure placed on the jaw.