Therapy for Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction in Racine, WI
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What Is TMJ Therapy?
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a sliding hinge that connects the jawbone and skull. The joint commonly becomes inflamed in a condition known as TMJ syndrome or dysfunction, which causes pain, discomfort, and difficulty chewing. The dental team at Creating Beautiful Smiles helps their patients with TMJ pain using BOTOX® injections for up to four months of relief. Many of our patients get relief from their jaw clenching, grinding, and headaches after their first therapeutic BOTOX injection. BOTOX, more commonly known as a wrinkle treatment, is a purified form of botulinum toxin type A that temporarily paralyzes the muscles at the injection site. For TMJ pain, BOTOX paralyzes the muscle of the jaw so the patient cannot grind or clench their teeth.
What to Expect from TMJ Therapy
BOTOX injections cause minimal discomfort, but patients may request anesthesia if it will help them feel more relaxed. Most BOTOX injections take just a few minutes, and the patient is able to resume their normal activities, including driving, right away. Most patients feel relief about 1 – 2 days after their BOTOX injection, which usually lasts four months. The pain will return if patients do not receive follow-up treatments, but patients should wait as long as possible between treatments to prevent the body from building up antibodies that make the BOTOX less effective.
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Outstanding care! The entire team are awesome! I have found my forever dentist!! This says alot for someone who has unfortunately had way too many bad ones!
The staff at the office are always friendly and greets you with a smile. Amy has given me the best quality care for my face. I recommend this practice to anyone. Quality of care speaks volumes. Thank you for taking care of me and meeting my wants and needs.
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Advanced TMD Treatments
Pain in your jaw makes it difficult to eat, speak, and enjoy your everyday life. Since there are many potential causes, symptoms, and solutions to treat temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD), make an appointment with a member of our team in Racine, WI. Our experienced dentists will perform a detailed exam before making a diagnosis and discussing treatment choices. Get in touch with our team at Creating Beautiful Smiles to get more information and schedule an appointment.