The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a small joint found in front of the ear. This joint allows the jaw to move and is the most constantly used joint in the human body. TMJ disorders can be minor or extremely painful and can be a result of many things, including poorly positioned jaws, emotional stress habits like teeth grinding or clenching, or injury.
Patients can experience a variety of symptoms and discomfort, so it is important to communicate with your oral surgeon about which symptoms you are experiencing and how much, if any, pain is associated with these symptoms. Our team at Beech & Reid Oral & Dental Implant Surgery will help you diagnose and treat your TMJ disorder in our state-of-the-art facility.
You may have TMJ problems if you experience any of the following:
To better assess your needs and treatment options, please contact our office to set up a consultation.
Our office wants to see you happy, healthy, and pain-free, which means we put our patients’ needs first. Dr. Beech and Dr. Reid will properly evaluate your TMJ condition and decide which treatment plan is right for you. Common treatments include:
While BOTOX has many cosmetic uses, it is also used for other medical purposes because it paralyzes muscles in the area of injection. When injected into the temporomandibular joint, BOTOX can significantly reduce pain and allow the jaws to move more freely. This is an ideal solution for patients who experience headaches due to teeth grinding, suffer from jaw locking, or are looking for a minimally invasive treatment option.
Here at Beech & Reid Oral & Dental Implant Surgery, our oral surgeons will develop a personalized treatment plan that is ideal for you and your condition. Please contact our office and request a consultation if you are seeking TMJ treatment. We feel that keeping you informed is an excellent way to ensure you feel safe, calm, and comfortable while in our care.