Temporomandibular disorders, TMJ for short, refer to malfunctions of the jaw, and the surrounding muscles. Severe cases of TMJ can affect your ability to eat, and talk naturally. Your jaw may actually lock in position.

If you experience pain and stiffness in the jaw area, or if you hear a popping noise when you work your jaw, consult with Denver dentistry. After discussing your symptoms, an exam will be done, and treatment can begin.

Denver dentistry professionals will tell patients that research has shown that TMJ affects more women than men.