TMJ Therapy An Overview
Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ/TMD) can be a debilitating condition that includes jaw pain, neck pain that may spread to the shoulders, migraines, difficulty chewing, and the inability to fully open or close your mouth. At Henrich Dental we use several treatments such as botox, TENs unit, and an orthotic to treat your TMD disorder symptoms.
Problems with the temporomandibular joint often happen because of a misaligned bite or through grinding and clenching teeth at night. If you start noticing the symptoms, contact us immediately and we will work with you, one-on-one, to determine what will provide the most relief.
The common symptoms of TMD include:
- Stiffness or pain in the joints of your jaw
- Tenderness or swelling in the face
- Jaws that lock
- Hindered ability to open or close your moth
- Clicking, grating, or popping noises
- An uncomfortable bite
- Problems chewing
- Neck and shoulder discomfort
- Ringing or pressure in the ears
TMJ Therapy What to Expect
Botox has become a popular treatment for TMD disorders that cause tension or pain in the jaw. When it is injected into the muscles that are affected by the disorder, you can start to get immediate relief from the headaches and stress and even minimize lock jaw.
The temporomandibular joint is used for talking, eating, swallowing, and a range of other activities, so if it’s the source of your pain, it can interfere with a lot of things you do every day.
Dr. Henrich is a member of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain. He has completed a Sleep Medicine & Dentistry Mini-Residency to improve his skills and knowledge of TMD. He continues to pursue education and training so he can offer the best dentistry to his patients.
Enriching lives, it’s what we do here at Henrich Dental. Check out the patient testimonial below, regarding the benefits of a TMJ orthodontic treatment. This patient suffered from headaches, neck and back pain for years. Dr. Frank Henrich made her an oral appliance and it changed her life in a matter of days! Call today for your appointment, (918) 208-0273.