2552 Patterson Rd.
Grand Junction, CO 81505
TMJ Treatment

TMJ Treatment in Grand Junction, Colorado

Don’t let jaw pain keep you from enjoying your daily life! You can trust Ruby Canyon Dental for the TMJ treatment you need to find relief.

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TMJ Treatment in Grand Junction, Colorado

Consultation

Free
For Orthodontics or
Dental Implant or Second Opinion
New patients only. Cannot be combined with insurance. Must mention this coupon. Limited time offer. Call for Details
Book appointment
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Don’t let jaw pain keep you from enjoying your daily life! You can trust Ruby Canyon Dental for the TMJ treatment you need to find relief.
Jaw pain is nothing to smile about. Stiff, sore jaw joints and muscles can make it difficult to eat, chew, and even speak. If you’re living with jaw pain, schedule an appointment at your trusted Grand Junction dental practice. The experienced dentists at Ruby Canyon Dental use their expertise and advanced training to provide relief from TMJ disorders.

Consultation

Free
For Orthodontics or
Dental Implant or Second Opinion
New patients only. Cannot be combined with insurance. Must mention this coupon. Limited time offer. Call for Details
Book appointment
Call Us Today!
Jaw pain is nothing to smile about. Stiff, sore jaw joints and muscles can make it difficult to eat, chew, and even speak. If you’re living with jaw pain, schedule an appointment at your trusted Grand Junction dental practice. The experienced dentists at Ruby Canyon Dental use their expertise and advanced training to provide relief from TMJ disorders.

What Is TMJ?

Are you experiencing pain or stiffness in your jaw? Talk to your dentist at Ruby Canyon Dental about TMJ. The temporomandibular joints (commonly known as TMJ) are the joints and muscles that allow you to open and close your mouth. When you experience an issue with your TMJ, this is known as a TMJ disorder. Living with a TMJ disorder can make it difficult or uncomfortable to bite and chew normally. With advancements in dental care, the trusted dentists at Ruby Canyon Dental help relieve your pain and treat your condition.

What Is TMJ?

Are you experiencing pain or stiffness in your jaw? Talk to your dentist at Ruby Canyon Dental about TMJ. The temporomandibular joints (commonly known as TMJ) are the joints and muscles that allow you to open and close your mouth. When you experience an issue with your TMJ, this is known as a TMJ disorder. Living with a TMJ disorder can make it difficult or uncomfortable to bite and chew normally. With advancements in dental care, the trusted dentists at Ruby Canyon Dental help relieve your pain and treat your condition.

What Is TMJ?

Are you experiencing pain or stiffness in your jaw? Talk to your dentist at Ruby Canyon Dental about TMJ. The temporomandibular joints (commonly known as TMJ) are the joints and muscles that allow you to open and close your mouth. When you experience an issue with your TMJ, this is known as a TMJ disorder. Living with a TMJ disorder can make it difficult or uncomfortable to bite and chew normally. With advancements in dental care, the trusted dentists at Ruby Canyon Dental help relieve your pain and treat your condition.

Meet Your Dentists In Grand Junction, Colorado

Grant Butler, DMD
Grant Butler, DMD
Derek Dean, DDS
Derek Dean, DDS
Dr. Courtney Schwind
Dr. Courtney Schwind
Dr. Arielle Garfinkle
Dr. Arielle Garfinkle
Dr. Chelse Waddell
Dr. Chelse Waddell

Sedation DentistryAt Ruby Canyon Dental

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Laughing Gas

A mild form of inhaled sedation that we administer through a small mask placed over your nose. It makes the patient feel relaxed, giddy, and at ease.
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Oral Conscious Sedation

A versatile form of sedation that can provide mild to moderate sedation depending on the dosage. The patient remains awake but feels drowsy and completely calm.
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IV Sedation

A form of sedation that we administer through an IV in the patient’s hand or arm. It works quickly and puts the patient in a state of deep relaxation, and most patients don’t remember their procedure afterward.

Do I Need To Have My Tooth Pulled?

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Severe Dental Trauma

Your tooth may need to be extracted multiple attempts at saving it through a root canal procedure that is not successful.
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Orthodontic Purposes

Your dentist may recommend the extraction of one or more teeth in a jaw to create room for teeth realignment during orthodontic treatment.
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Impacted Teeth

If the soft tissue surrounding impacted teeth frequently gets inflamed, we recommend that the impacted tooth be extracted.
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Extra Teeth

Extra teeth need to be extracted because they can create oral hygiene maintenance, eating, and speech problems.
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Wisdom Teeth

Our team recommends removing wisdom teeth to maintain overall oral health and avoid impaction, jaw pain, inflammation, gum disease, and other dental health concerns.

Do I Have TMJ?

To find out, schedule a consultation with our experienced dental team. We will examine your mouth and jaw to see how it moves when biting your teeth together. We may also take X-rays to help identify any issues that can’t be diagnosed through a visual or physical examination. Once your dentist reviews your case, we will discuss treatment options to provide the relief you need.

Do I Have TMJ?

To find out, schedule a consultation with our experienced dental team. We will examine your mouth and jaw to see how it moves when biting your teeth together. We may also take X-rays to help identify any issues that can’t be diagnosed through a visual or physical examination. Once your dentist reviews your case, we will discuss treatment options to provide the relief you need.

Do I Have TMJ?

To find out, schedule a consultation with our experienced dental team. We will examine your mouth and jaw to see how it moves when biting your teeth together. We may also take X-rays to help identify any issues that can’t be diagnosed through a visual or physical examination. Once your dentist reviews your case, we will discuss treatment options to provide the relief you need.

Do I Have TMJ?

To find out, schedule a consultation with our experienced dental team. We will examine your mouth and jaw to see how it moves when biting your teeth together. We may also take X-rays to help identify any issues that can’t be diagnosed through a visual or physical examination. Once your dentist reviews your case, we will discuss treatment options to provide the relief you need.

Do I Have TMJ?

To find out, schedule a consultation with our experienced dental team. We will examine your mouth and jaw to see how it moves when biting your teeth together. We may also take X-rays to help identify any issues that can’t be diagnosed through a visual or physical examination. Once your dentist reviews your case, we will discuss treatment options to provide the relief you need.

Cosmetic Dentistry At Ruby Canyon Dental

Teeth Whitening

Professional Teeth Whitening

Do you want a brighter, whiter smile? Our team offers powerful in-office teeth whitening services to remove years of staining and discoloration in just one visit!

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Veneers

Dental Veneers

Are you ready for a smile that is as dazzling as you are? We offer a variety of porcelain and ceramic veneers to makeover your teeth for a perfect smile!

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Facial Rejuvenation

Total Facial Rejuvenation

Do you want a more relaxed, youthful appearance? Our dentists offer facial rejuvenation treatment so you can say goodbye to fine lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet, and more!

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Full Mouth Rehabilitation

Is it time to get your confident smile back? We provide a full range of cosmetic and restorative services to give you the smile you deserve! Choose from clear aligners, veneers, teeth whitening, dental implants, and more.

Your Next CheckupAt Ruby Canyon Dental

Teeth Whitening

Complete Dental Checkups

A member of our friendly dental team will perform a complete dental checkup during your visit. Our team member will assess the condition of your teeth as well as your gums, tongue, and other oral tissues. We will check for signs of decay, disease, and damage, and other concerns. Finally, your dentist will provide you with a complete update of your oral health and recommend treatments as needed to achieve or maintain overall wellness.

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Professional Cleanings

During your visit, a member of our hygiene team will perform a thorough dental cleaning. Regularly scheduled cleanings are the best way to remove built-up plaque from your teeth and prevent gum disease. Cleanings also help remove stains and freshen your breath!

Facial Rejuvenation

Oral Cancer Screening

When it comes to cancerous and precancerous conditions, early detection and treatment is vital. A member of our team will check your gums, tongue, lips, tonsils, neck, and other areas for signs of cancer. Typical oral cancer symptoms include oral sores, a white or red patch inside the mouth, mouth pain, and ear pain.

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Digital X-rays

Our team uses safe digital X-rays to assess the health of your teeth and jaws below the gum line. X-rays allow our team to check for signs of tooth decay, cysts, problems with your tooth roots, and other potential concerns.

Children’s DentistryAt Ruby Canyon Dental

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Checkups and Cleanings

Regular checkups every six months are the best way to keep your child smiling bright!
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Patient Education

Our team will help your child develop healthy habits and good dental hygiene, so that they can maintain proper oral wellness between visits.
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Tooth-Colored Cavity Fillings

Metal-free fillings repair your child’s smile and keep it looking bright, white, and natural.

Sealants

We offer protective dental sealants to prevent tooth decay in school-age children.

Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride applications during your child’s regular checkup can help strengthen your child’s enamel and prevent cavities.

Athletic Mouth Guards

Our custom-made mouth guards can prevent sports-related mouth injuries and dental emergencies.

Natural-looking Crowns

We use natural-looking porcelain crowns and restorations to repair teeth and restore smiles. Ask if same-day ceramic crowns are right for your child’s teeth.

Emergency Dental Care

If your child has a toothache or other dental problem, you can turn to Ruby Canyon Dental for compassionate emergency care!

Phase One Orthodontics

We offer a range of procedures, treatment systems, and oral appliances to help your young child straighten their smile!

What Are The Signs Of A TMJ Disorder?

TMJ disorders can be painful and negatively impact your daily life. Be sure to schedule an appointment as soon as possible if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • You feel a popping or a clicking sensation when you open or close your mouth
  • Your experience an uncomfortable ache in your neck or jaw 
  • You have recurring headaches near or around your jaw
  • Your jaw muscles are frequently tight or sore
  • You experience frequent toothaches due to grinding your teeth or clenching your jaws

What Are The Signs Of A TMJ Disorder?

TMJ disorders can be painful and negatively impact your daily life. Be sure to schedule an appointment as soon as possible if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • You feel a popping or a clicking sensation when you open or close your mouth
  • Your experience an uncomfortable ache in your neck or jaw 
  • You have recurring headaches near or around your jaw
  • Your jaw muscles are frequently tight or sore
  • You experience frequent toothaches due to grinding your teeth or clenching your jaws

What Are The Signs Of A TMJ Disorder?

TMJ disorders can be painful and negatively impact your daily life. Be sure to schedule an appointment as soon as possible if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • You feel a popping or a clicking sensation when you open or close your mouth
  • Your experience an uncomfortable ache in your neck or jaw 
  • You have recurring headaches near or around your jaw
  • Your jaw muscles are frequently tight or sore
  • You experience frequent toothaches due to grinding your teeth or clenching your jaws

What Are The Signs Of A TMJ Disorder?

TMJ disorders can be painful and negatively impact your daily life. Be sure to schedule an appointment as soon as possible if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • You feel a popping or a clicking sensation when you open or close your mouth
  • Your experience an uncomfortable ache in your neck or jaw 
  • You have recurring headaches near or around your jaw
  • Your jaw muscles are frequently tight or sore
  • You experience frequent toothaches due to grinding your teeth or clenching your jaws

What Are The Signs Of A TMJ Disorder?

TMJ disorders can be painful and negatively impact your daily life. Be sure to schedule an appointment as soon as possible if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • You feel a popping or a clicking sensation when you open or close your mouth
  • Your experience an uncomfortable ache in your neck or jaw 
  • You have recurring headaches near or around your jaw
  • Your jaw muscles are frequently tight or sore
  • You experience frequent toothaches due to grinding your teeth or clenching your jaws
Call or visit Ruby Canyon Dental today for all your family’s every dental care need!
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TMJ

Do you live with the discomfort of TMJ? Facial injections can reduce or alleviate many of your symptoms, including headaches, jaw tension, and muscle pain.

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Bruxism

Do you grind your teeth? Relaxing your jaw muscles with facial injections can alleviate your discomfort and prevent further damage to your teeth.

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Gummy Smile

Patients sometimes experience a “gummy” smile due to a variety of oral conditions, such as overgrown gum tissue or short upper. Injections can help relax your lip muscles and create a more natural, comfortable smile.

How Is TMJ Treated?

Only a trained dental professional can diagnose your TMJ disorder. Your dentist will discuss your symptoms and design a treatment plan to meet your needs. Here are some of the treatments that our team may recommend:

  • Specially designed oral appliances (called stabilization splints) may be recommended to reposition your jaw. Splints are transparent and fit comfortably over the teeth in your upper and lower jaw. They are typically worn 24 hours a day to keep your teeth from making contact and hold your jaws in the correct position.
  • Medication may be prescribed to relax your jaw muscles and control discomfort.
  • Jaw exercises may be recommended to help strengthen your jaw muscles and make it easier to chew. 
  • A custom-fitted oral appliance (called a night guard) may be recommended. Night guards not only protect your teeth from teeth grinding, but they also reposition your jaw to ease symptoms of stress and strain on the joints and muscles.
  • In the cases of an overbite or underbite, orthodontic treatment may be recommended to correct your bite alignment and jaw position. In more severe cases, surgery may be recommended to adjust the alignment of your jaws. 

How Is TMJ Treated?

Only a trained dental professional can diagnose your TMJ disorder. Your dentist will discuss your symptoms and design a treatment plan to meet your needs. Here are some of the treatments that our team may recommend:

  • Specially designed oral appliances (called stabilization splints) may be recommended to reposition your jaw. Splints are transparent and fit comfortably over the teeth in your upper and lower jaw. They are typically worn 24 hours a day to keep your teeth from making contact and hold your jaws in the correct position.
  • Medication may be prescribed to relax your jaw muscles and control discomfort.
  • Jaw exercises may be recommended to help strengthen your jaw muscles and make it easier to chew. 
  • A custom-fitted oral appliance (called a night guard) may be recommended. Night guards not only protect your teeth from teeth grinding, but they also reposition your jaw to ease symptoms of stress and strain on the joints and muscles.
  • In the cases of an overbite or underbite, orthodontic treatment may be recommended to correct your bite alignment and jaw position. In more severe cases, surgery may be recommended to adjust the alignment of your jaws. 
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Providing Comfort with Sedation Dentistry

Let Ruby Canyon Dental provide you with a stress-free treatment experience!
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Transforming Smiles with Orthodontics

Let Ruby Canyon Dental help you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile!
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Providing Relief with Emergency Dentistry

Ruby Canyon Dental offers same-day emergency services to give you the care you deserve!
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Restoring Smiles with Dental Implants

Ruby Canyon Dental restores smiles using the latest in implant dentistry!
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How Is TMJ Treated?

Only a trained dental professional can diagnose your TMJ disorder. Your dentist will discuss your symptoms and design a treatment plan to meet your needs. Here are some of the treatments that our team may recommend:

  • Specially designed oral appliances (called stabilization splints) may be recommended to reposition your jaw. Splints are transparent and fit comfortably over the teeth in your upper and lower jaw. They are typically worn 24 hours a day to keep your teeth from making contact and hold your jaws in the correct position.
  • Medication may be prescribed to relax your jaw muscles and control discomfort.
  • Jaw exercises may be recommended to help strengthen your jaw muscles and make it easier to chew. 
  • A custom-fitted oral appliance (called a night guard) may be recommended. Night guards not only protect your teeth from teeth grinding, but they also reposition your jaw to ease symptoms of stress and strain on the joints and muscles.
  • In the cases of an overbite or underbite, orthodontic treatment may be recommended to correct your bite alignment and jaw position. In more severe cases, surgery may be recommended to adjust the alignment of your jaws. 

How Is TMJ Treated?

Only a trained dental professional can diagnose your TMJ disorder. Your dentist will discuss your symptoms and design a treatment plan to meet your needs. Here are some of the treatments that our team may recommend:

  • Specially designed oral appliances (called stabilization splints) may be recommended to reposition your jaw. Splints are transparent and fit comfortably over the teeth in your upper and lower jaw. They are typically worn 24 hours a day to keep your teeth from making contact and hold your jaws in the correct position.
  • Medication may be prescribed to relax your jaw muscles and control discomfort.
  • Jaw exercises may be recommended to help strengthen your jaw muscles and make it easier to chew. 
  • A custom-fitted oral appliance (called a night guard) may be recommended. Night guards not only protect your teeth from teeth grinding, but they also reposition your jaw to ease symptoms of stress and strain on the joints and muscles.
  • In the cases of an overbite or underbite, orthodontic treatment may be recommended to correct your bite alignment and jaw position. In more severe cases, surgery may be recommended to adjust the alignment of your jaws. 

How Is TMJ Treated?

Only a trained dental professional can diagnose your TMJ disorder. Your dentist will discuss your symptoms and design a treatment plan to meet your needs. Here are some of the treatments that our team may recommend:

  • Specially designed oral appliances (called stabilization splints) may be recommended to reposition your jaw. Splints are transparent and fit comfortably over the teeth in your upper and lower jaw. They are typically worn 24 hours a day to keep your teeth from making contact and hold your jaws in the correct position.
  • Medication may be prescribed to relax your jaw muscles and control discomfort.
  • Jaw exercises may be recommended to help strengthen your jaw muscles and make it easier to chew. 
  • A custom-fitted oral appliance (called a night guard) may be recommended. Night guards not only protect your teeth from teeth grinding, but they also reposition your jaw to ease symptoms of stress and strain on the joints and muscles.
  • In the cases of an overbite or underbite, orthodontic treatment may be recommended to correct your bite alignment and jaw position. In more severe cases, surgery may be recommended to adjust the alignment of your jaws. 
Call or visit Ruby Canyon Dental today for all your family’s every dental care need!

Orthodontic Services AvailableAt Ruby Canyon Dental

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Braces

The tried-and-true orthodontic treatment for patients of all ages!
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Damon Braces

Choose the cutting-edge Damon System to straighten your smile without elastic ties!
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Six Month Smiles

You can straighten your front teeth in just six months using this short-term orthodontic treatment system!

Invisalign

Invisalign is the global leader in comfortable, effective clear aligners!

In-House Clear Aligners

Ruby Canyon Dental offers in-house aligners as an alternative to Invisalign.

Phase 1 Orthodontics

We offer a range of procedures, treatment systems, and oral appliances to help your young child straighten their smile!

Retainers

Following your orthodontic treatment, our dentist will provide you with a retainer to maintain your results.

Insurance & Financing

Delta Dental
Carecredit
Cigna
MetLife
United Healthcare

Do You Take Walk-ins And Emergency Appointments?

Yes, we do! We know that even when you do everything right, something can go wrong. If you are suffering from a dental problem, we are here to help. Modern technology, combined with our clinical team's in-depth experience, can assure you of a successful and long-lasting result. Whether the cause is injury, decay, or disease, Ruby Canyon Dental can restore your smile! Call or visit our office today for the care you need to smile again.

Do You Offer Financing?

Yes, we do! You can cover your every dental need with one of our convenient payment plans or0% interest financing through CareCredit. We also offer our affordable membership savings program, the Ruby Canyon Dental Plan. Ask about your options today!

Do You Accept Insurance?

Yes, we do! At Ruby Canyon Dental, we respect your family’s budget and financial needs. Our practice accepts most major dental insurance plans for your convenience and peace of mind. We do whatever it takes to maximize your benefits and ensure you pay as little out-of-pocket as possible.
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