TMJ Treatment/Night Guards/Injections
Night Guards and Injections for TMJ Treatment in Manhattan
Do you suffer from consistent headaches, facial stiffness, or jaw pain? If so, it may be time to consider a night guard or INJECTIONS for TMJ treatment at Group Health Dental. With a personalized nightguard tailored to fit your teeth perfectly or relief from overactive facial muscles through Injection, our Manhattan general dentistry patients can finally get much-desired respite from troubling chronic jaw problems. Using state-of-the-art technology and high-grade materials, the Group Health Dental crew prescribes personalized TMJ treatment to reduce pressure on critical areas of the jaw, resulting in improved comfort and quality of life.
TMJ vs. TMD: What do these letters mean?
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and temporomandibular disorder (TMD) are two terms that sound similar but have distinct differences. TMJ refers to the hinge-like joint connecting the jawbone to the skull. The TMJ allows jaw movement, facilitating activities such as chewing and communication.
On the other hand, TMD refers to the dysfunction or pain that can occur in the TMJ or surrounding muscles. Various factors (such as injury, stress, or teeth grinding) can cause TMD. It’s important to differentiate between the two terms as treatment options can vary depending on the cause of TMD. If you experience discomfort or pain in the jaw joint or surrounding muscles, it’s best to consult with our Garment District dental practice for diagnosis and treatment.
The Top Symptoms of TMJ Disorder
Along with being a mouthful, temporomandibular joint dysfunction is an umbrella term for any dysregulation of the TMJ. Some have a genetic predisposition to developing this condition, and a few common symptoms of TMJ disorder include:
- Clicking, popping, and locking of the jaw muscles
- Muscle soreness
- Dental, jaw, and ear pain
- Frequent tension headaches
When TMJ Exercises and Other Home Remedies Don’t Cut It, Try a Dental Night Guard or BOTOX
When individuals first notice TMJ pain, they often try relaxing their jaw muscles through TMJ exercises. Next, they might try another home remedy, like a cold compress or over-the-counter pain medication.
Despite your best efforts, are you still experiencing TMJ pain, popping, or locking? If so, it’s time for a customized solution for your TMJ disorder symptoms. Our Manhattan dental office offers personalized consultations to analyze your jaws, find the root causes of your TMJ symptoms, and recommend effective treatments to restore your wellness and lifestyle:
- Bruxism Night Guard: If nightly teeth grinding exacerbates your discomfort, a custom-fit TMJ mouthguard can support your jaws while you sleep and ease your pain.
- INJECTION: By injecting small amounts of BOTOX into the muscles surrounding the joint, the muscles are temporarily paralyzed, thereby reducing tension, pain, and overactivity in the jaw area.
While night guards and injections are not permanent solutions, they can provide a much-needed break to those suffering from this painful condition, allowing them to eat, smile, and talk comfortably.
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Take Control of Your TMJ Pain
Small changes can make significant differences in your oral and overall health. Discover how simply wearing a tailored night guard while you sleep or injections can release the jaw tension and soreness caused by TMJ disorder.
There’s no need to suffer from TMJ pain idly. Call (646) 876-2703 or message Group Health Dental to schedule TMJ treatment in New York, NY.