Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorders affect the jaw joint and surrounding muscles, causing pain and discomfort. If you are experiencing jaw pain, difficulty chewing or clicking sounds when you open your mouth, you may have TMJ issues. Seeking professional help is crucial for effective treatment.

Diagnosis and Evaluation

Proper diagnosis by a qualified dentist is essential. Through a comprehensive examination, Dr. Anne Casson at Littleton Family Dental can identify the specific TMJ disorder and its underlying causes. X-rays or other imaging may be used to assess the joint’s condition.

Non-Invasive Treatment Options

Many TMJ cases respond well to non-invasive treatments. Dr. Casson may recommend lifestyle changes, stress management or the use of oral splints to alleviate symptoms. Physical therapy and jaw exercises can also be effective in reducing muscle tension.


In some cases, medications such as muscle relaxants or anti-inflammatory drugs may be prescribed to manage pain and inflammation associated with TMJ disorders. Dr. Casson will determine the most suitable medication based on your individual needs.

Surgical Options

For severe cases where conservative treatments prove insufficient, surgical interventions may be considered. These can range from arthrocentesis, a minimally invasive procedure, to more complex surgeries. We will discuss these options with you if necessary.

Schedule With Us

If you are experiencing symptoms of TMJ, do not ignore them. Schedule an appointment for TMJ treatment in Littleton, Colorado, by calling 303-797-3867. Early intervention can prevent the progression of TMJ disorders and improve your overall oral health.