We Can Relieve Your Jaw Pain
If you have issues with jaw pain, facial soreness, or headaches, they may stem from problems with the alignment of your temporomandibular joints (TMJs). TMJ treatment seeks to improve your alignment to relieve your pain and help you regain your quality of life! TMJ disorder (TMD) can arise from several causes, so your treatment depends upon your diagnosis.
What Are The Symptoms Of TMD?
Learning to recognize the symptoms of TMD can help you receive treatment. Please let us know if you experience the following:
- Jaw pain
- Facial soreness
- Chronic headaches
- Difficulty opening and closing your jaw
- Malocclusion or a change in the alignment of your bite
What Are The Causes Of TMD?
TMJ disorder can arise from different causes or a combination of multiple problems. These may include but are not limited to:
- Bruxism or teeth grinding and clenching
- Trauma to the jaw
Treating TMJ Disorder With Botox
Botox injection provides an effective treatment for TMJ disorder by relaxing the muscles that create tension in your jaw. In less than an hour, our APRN targets only the areas that should be “relaxed,” typically in your forehead, temple, and jaw muscles. While this therapy reduces the unconscious strain of your muscles while you sleep, you will still enjoy the ability to perform normal activities such as eating and speaking.
Oral Appliance Therapy
An oral appliance can guide your jaw into a more comfortable position to relieve tension as you sleep. By taking a digital impression of your bite, we can create a far more effective mouthguard than those offered over the counter. Shaped to fit the specific contour of your bite, you can sleep soundly while wearing your custom appliance. If you suffer from bruxism, your guard can also prevent damage from nightly grinding, helping preserve your smile.
IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR RELIABLE DENTAL CARE OR FACIAL REJUVENATION IN ANCHORAGE, GIVE US A CALL!