Do you suffer from jaw pain, headaches, migraines, earaches, or painful chewing? If so, we can help! At River Ridge Dental, Dr. Zirker and Dr. Crippes use a personalized approach for each patient, providing the top TMJ treatment near Cedar Rapids, IA.
What Is TMJ?
TMD (temporomandibular disorders), commonly referred to as TMJ, is characterized by significant pain in the jaw and limitation in jaw joint movement. It can affect multiple aspects of your oral health, including chewing, talking, swallowing, and in some cases, even breathing issues.
There are several symptoms most commonly associated with TMJ, including recurring facial pain, swelling, constant teeth grinding, facial sensitivity, jaw joint locking, and a limited range of motion in the jaw.
Symptoms of TMJ disorder will vary, but generally can include the following:
- Pain and tenderness around the jaw, ears, cheeks, and neck
- Jaw stiffness
- Painful chewing
- Pain while yawning
- Locking of the jaw
- Uncontrolled change of facial expression
- Changes in how the upper and lower teeth fit together
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, or if you have significant jaw pain or discomfort, Dr. Zirker or Dr. Crippes will perform an examination and recommend a treatment option that will work for you.
How Our TMJ Treatments Can Help!
At River Ridge Dental, our team uses various treatment options to give our patients the TMJ relief they deserve.
If you are diagnosed with TMJ, our dentists can help ease your pain and treat the issue with the following treatment methods:
- Custom-Fitted Oral Appliance (Bruxism Mouth Guard)
- Medicinal Therapy
During your TMJ consultation, Dr. Zirker and Dr. Crippes will help you determine the best TMJ treatment solution for your symptoms and lifestyle.
Schedule Your TMJ Treatment Consultation With Dr. Zirker or Dr. Crippes Today!
Are you suffering from uncomfortable or even painful TMJ symptoms? Call River Ridge Dental today, so our team can get you the relief you need!