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Implants

Dental Implants in Boise Idaho can help you smile with confidence again!

Implants

Dental Implants in Boise Idaho can help you smile with confidence again!

Crowns

Our dentist can give you a dental crown matching the natural color of your teeth!

Crowns

Our dentist can give you a dental crown matching the natural color of your teeth!

Invisalign

Achieve your most beautiful smile with advanced clear aligners!

Invisalign

Achieve your most beautiful smile with advanced clear aligners!

Cosmetic

Cosmetic dentistry in Boise, Idaho, can help you achieve your personal perfect smile!

Cosmetic

Cosmetic dentistry in Boise, Idaho, can help you achieve your personal perfect smile!

The temporomandibular joints (TMJ) open and close your jaw, but when they develop problems, chewing can become painful. Our dentists, Dr. Connaughton and Dr. Bator, can remedy this problem with TMJ therapy. You do not need to suffer from the discomfort of a popping jaw when you visit our team at Tree City Family Dental. For more information about how we can treat the TMJ in Boise, Idaho, please feel free to contact our office today.

The TMJ is the temporomandibular joint, or the joint that connects the lower jaw to the rest of the head. The term “TMJ” is often used to refer to TMJ disorder, also called TMD, which occurs when the jaw joint becomes stressed, injured or misaligned. TMJ disorder may result due to several different factors, such as stress, bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching), arthritis in the TMJ, or trauma and injury to the head, neck or jaw.

You may suffer from TMD if you experience frequent jaw pain or facial pain. TMJ disorders may also cause:

  • Grinding, clicking or popping sounds in the jaw when you open and close your mouth
  • Inability to open your mouth wide to speak, yawn or chew
  • A locked or stuck jaw
  • Pain when chewing and biting
  • Pain in the neck, shoulders or ears
  • Frequent headaches

Our dentist can help you determine the cause of your TMJ disorder and recommend the appropriate treatment. Treatment for the TMJ will depend on the cause and severity of your TMJ disorder. TMD treatment may include jaw and facial relaxation exercises, lifestyle changes, restorative dental treatments, a mouth guard or night guard, or jaw surgery. To learn more about TMJ treatment and schedule your consultation with our dentist, we encourage you to contact us today.