November 30, 2015

November is TMJ Awareness Month, and what better time than now to remind our patients of the importance of treating this painful and potentially debilitating condition. Indeed, if left untreated, TMJ, or temporomandibular joint disorder, which occurs when the hinge of your jaw becomes disconnected from your skull, can become compounded over time and severely affect your ability to live a normal life. At Mason O. Miner DDS, LLC, we offer comprehensive treatment plans to treat TMJ and sleep apnea. Moreover, we pride ourselves on taking a holistic view of your oral health care by offering a “big picture” approach to the issues we treat. In other words, we put your TMJ—or whatever other condition you are seeking treatment for—in the context of your overall health and well-being. The result? A happier and healthier overall you.

Knowing What To Look for Is Key

TMJ symptoms can manifest themselves in a number of different ways and can range from mild to severe, depending on the individual affected. However, the following physical ailments are common denominators among those who suffer from the condition:

  • Severe headaches that are described as migraines by patients
  • Stiff neck and shoulders due to tension and muscle strain in the skeletal area
  • Popping or clicking of the jaw while yawning or chewing food
  • Aching pain near your ear or on your neck and severe jaw and tooth pain
  • Excessive snoring, teeth grinding, and clamping down of the jaw while you sleep

The Path to Being Pain Free Starts Here

If you are ready to get started to begin treatment of your TMJ, the first step is to give our office a call at 970-306-0535. Or, simply fill out an online appointment request form and one of our staff will get back to you within 24 hours. At your initial appointment, Dr. Miner will lay out an effective treatment plan that is right for you. As both a specialist and a general dentist in Durango, CO, his services are thorough and highly effective. The journey to a healthier and TMJ-free you starts here—call us today.




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