Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ)
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is similar to a sliding hinge that connects your jawbone to your skull. TMJ disorders can cause pain in the jaw joint and in the muscles that control jaw movement.
To treat TMJ disorders, first the cause has to be identified. In less severe cases TMJ disorders can be treated with self-managed care (eating soft foods, using ice packs, avoiding extreme jaw movement) or nonsurgical treatments (anti-inflammatory medications, BOTOX® injections, stabilization splints). TMJ disorders are most often caused by muscle spasms but, in some cases, require very specialized treatment.
- Warm Compresses
- Nightguard Therapy
- Physical Therapy/Jaw Exercises
- Muscle Relaxants/Anti-Inflammatory Medications
- BOTOX® Injections into Surrounding Musculature
Minimally Invasive Solutions:
- Steroid Injections