• Precise treatment targeting affected areas without affecting surrounding tissues.
  • Reduced pain and inflammation through targeted laser energy.
  • Minimally invasive procedure compared to traditional surgical options.
  • Faster recovery times with minimal post-operative discomfort.
  • Promotes tissue regeneration and healing.
  • Non-invasive approach suitable for patients seeking conservative treatment options.
  • Effective for managing TMJ symptoms such as jaw pain, clicking and restricted movement.
  • Customizable treatment plans tailored to individual patient needs.
  • We are also capable of addressing fascial pain.

Trigger Point Injections

  • Trigger point injections (TPI) target painful areas of muscle knots, or trigger points, in the TMJ joint.
  • Dr. Mason Miner uses a small needle to inject a local anesthetic into trigger points to deactivate them and relieve pain.
  • This treatment offers quick relief, typically requiring a brief course of injections in-office.
  • TPI can treat fibromyalgia, chronic tension headaches and myofascial pain syndrome effectively.
  • At Durango Laser Dentistry, we use TPI to alleviate facial pain, headaches and neck and shoulder pain, promoting relief for our patients.

Ease Jaw Pain and Headaches With TMJ Treatment

The role of the TMJ, or temporomandibular joint, is to connect your jaw to the rest of your head. When this joint becomes stressed, injured or out of place, it can lead to TMJ disorder, also known as TMD. Without treating TMJ disorder properly, you can face unwanted challenges, such as:

  • Joint damage
  • Inflammation
  • Frequent migraines
  • Disruptions to the airway
  • Limitation of foods you can eat
  • Worn-down teeth
  • Cracked or chipped teeth
  • Receding gums

Thankfully, Dr. Mason Miner is here to help with TMJ treatment in Durango, Colorado.

Signs You May Have TMD

Our dentist may recommend TMJ treatment if you experience:

  • Clicking and popping sounds when opening your mouth
  • Limited mobility when opening your mouth
  • A locked or stuck jaw
  • Discomfort when biting down gently
  • Pain from your mouth to the ears, neck or shoulders
  • Headaches and migraines

If you have any of these symptoms, please contact our office to schedule an evaluation. During your visit, Dr. Mason Miner will check the severity of your condition to see which treatment would best suit your needs, such as trigger point injections.

Benefits of TMJ Treatment in Durango, Colorado

By treating the effects of TMD, you can:

  • Prevent digestive issues
  • Minimize jaw discomfort
  • Relieve Facial Pain and Headaches
  • Keep your teeth protected from bruxism
  • Achieve more restful sleep
  • Chew meals without difficulty

Find Relief From Your Symptoms Today!

If you have signs of a TMJ disorder and would like to schedule an appointment with our dentist and team in Durango, Colorado, please give us a call at 970-247-2677.

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