TMJ Therapy – Plano, TX
Getting Relief from Jaw Pain
Do you have pain in your jaw? You’re not alone. It’s estimated that over 10 million people in the United States are affected by a condition called temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder or TMD. Thankfully, at Dental Renaissance, we offer TMJ therapy so that you can use your jaw to chew, speak, and yawn with less pain and discomfort. We use the best treatment methods available in dentistry to get you back to full health after TMD.
What is TMJ disorder?
You have two TMJs located just in front of your ears at the base of your skull. These joints can move side to side, up and down, and forward and backward, making them one of the most complex joints in your body. As a result, it can cause problems when something with the joint or associated muscles isn’t working correctly.
What causes TMJ disorder?
When diagnosing TMJ disorder, it can be difficult to pinpoint the exact cause. However, some common causes include the following:
- Grinding or clenching your teeth during sleep (bruxism).
- Misaligned bite or jaw.
- Autoimmune diseases.
What are the symptoms of TMJ disorder?
People can experience TMJ disorder in many different ways, but here are some of the common symptoms:
- Jaw pain or tenderness.
- Pain around your ear that isn’t caused by an ear infection.
- Clicking sounds when you move your jaw.
- Facial pain or headaches.
- Locking of the joint, making it difficult to open or close your mouth.
- Difficulty or pain while chewing.
Sometimes, these symptoms go away on their own. However, if you experience these for an extended period of time, you need to contact our office for an appointment to get to the bottom of what’s causing the problem and get necessary treatment.
How can Botox help with TMJ disorder?
In addition to nightguards for those with bruxism and other treatments, we at Dental Renaissance offer Botox as a solution to provide relief from the symptoms of TMJ disorder. When one of our skilled dentists inject Botox into your facial muscles, it can ease jaw tension and eliminate your headaches. Usually within one or two days, patients can feel significant improvement. As a result, some patients also notice that their faces appear more relaxed and less sad or angry.
We are committed to helping you return to full oral health, and that’s why we offer TMJ therapy with the most advanced treatment that dentistry has to offer. We invite you to see the difference we can make for your quality of life. Contact us today for an appointment and get the relief you’ve been looking for!