If you’re experiencing persistent headaches or jaw and neck pain, Atlanta West Dentistry in Marietta, GA will find out if you require TMJ treatment or teeth grinding procedure.Dr. Cameron Watson on how Botox can help someone with TMD Read Transcript
Botox is used by many different specialists these days. It's a non-traditional way to treat tension caused by the muscles that connect to the joints in the TMJ. When we can relax those muscles, then patients do get some relief. The temporomandibular joint is the joint right here that hinges that allows us to function. It allows us to speak, and all the muscles of the face are ... not all the muscles are connected, but a lot of them originate near that joint, so we have muscles that help us function, muscles that help us smile. And, when those muscles are in a contracted situation, that can add stress to the joint, which causes pain, tension headaches, migraines, sleeplessness. These are things that Botox, if we can help to kind of break that contraction cycle and relax those muscles, patients do get relief.
You could be dealing with temporomandibular joint dysfunction, or TMD, which puts strain or stress on your jaw joint. This can result in daily discomfort or even serious dental problems, since teeth grinding is often the cause.
Our Marietta, GA dentists here in Atlanta West Dentistry will help by providing:
- TMJ-related migraine and headaches solutions
- Relief from your jaw and neck pain
- Preventive solutions to stop the pain from coming back
Call 770-744-4619 today for a complimentary consultation on teeth grinding and TMJ treatment. We’re ready to help you get back to living a pain-free life!
Relieve Your Pain With Our Easy TMJ & Teeth Grinding Solutions
One simple form of TMJ treatment is a mouthguard for teeth grinding (bruxism). The mouthguards we use to treat TMD are similar to those worn by athletes except they are worn at night, when many people tend to grind their teeth unaware.
These custom night guards will:
- Move your jaw into the best position for it to relax
- Help prevent bruxism from causing damage to your teeth due to grinding or clenching at night
Bite Adjustment And Botox®
Your bite may also need to be adjusted with “occlusal” treatment to provide relief. This involves correcting issues with how the surfaces of your teeth work together. Botox® can also be a tremendous help in soothing your TMJ-related pain!
Finding Out If You Require TMJ Or Teeth Grinding Treatment
TMD can have many causes. Some of the most common include:
- Oral or facial injuries
- Teeth grinding or clenching
- Additional stress to your jaw joints
These issues can lead to pain in your jaw, ears, face, neck, and even your shoulders. You may also not be able to comfortably open your mouth widely, and you could experience popping/clicking in your jaw joints when opening your mouth or chewing.
Other symptoms of TMD include headaches or migraines, difficulty hearing, earaches or ringing in your ears, toothaches, and dizziness.
Your Complimentary TMJ Consultation At Our Marietta, GA Office Will Help
Don’t suffer any longer. Call Atlanta West Dentistry in Marietta, GA at 770-744-4619 or use our online form to schedule a complimentary consultation. Our doctors will perform a thorough exam and find a way to put an end to your TMJ pain for good!