Are you experiencing immense jaw pain? Unsure what could be causing it? When the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) becomes inflamed or injured, it can cause much pain and lead to Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD). Dr. Holinbeck at Bionica Dental Wellness wants to not only help you achieve better oral health, but she also wants to alleviate your pain and discomfort caused by TMJ. Of course, the first step is determining the cause, which she can identify during an initial consultation. Then, after crafting a personalized treatment plan, your TMJ treatment in Delafield can begin. If you’re ready to get started, contact us to schedule an appointment with her today!
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD) is caused when the TMJs (temporomandibular joints), which are connected to the base of the skull and located under the ears, are unable to function properly, making it difficult for you to eat, speak, chew, and even laugh. There are many reasons you can develop TMD but only a highly skilled and trained dentist can effectively treat TMJ pain.
Some of the most common causes include:
Although not all symptoms are easy to spot, there are ways to determine if you have TMD. As always, it is best to contact our office and allow us to evaluate your case. This will help us determine whether you are suffering from TMD and if so, begin to formulate a proper treatment plan.
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, give us a call:
During your meeting with Dr. Holinbeck and our team at Bionica Dental Wellness, we will take digital images of your oral and facial structures to assist in the diagnostic stage of treatment. We’ll also perform a visual exam and ask questions about your day-to-day activities.
After compiling our findings, we will discuss the various treatment options that are available and help you decide which one might be right for you.
With an occlusal splint, we can ensure that your teeth remain protected against the effects of bruxism as well as reduce any symptoms associated with TMJ. This customized device is worn at night while you sleep, helping to shift your jaw slightly forward. This allows your jaw joints to rest in a more relaxed position, alleviating any additional pressure and creating a more positive experience.
When dealing with a bite problem, whether caused by a restoration that is not properly cemented into place or teeth not lining up correctly, it can cause excessive pressure on the TMJs. By performing an occlusal adjustment, your dentist in Delafield can alter certain restorations by calculating the bite, which allows your facial muscles and tissues to better relax, creating greater relief.
TENS stands for “transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation” and is a device that is used to stimulate the facial muscles and nerves that surround the TMJs. Using a precise sequence to alleviate any tension can help to block any pain that might try to arise and instead, offers a more relaxing and enjoyable massage.
Using BOTOX injections to combat TMJ Disorder is an easy way to achieve relief from the pain caused by inflammation. With each injection, the solution targets the muscles surrounding the jaw joints and temporarily freezes them. When used as part of a comprehensive approach to TMJ treatment, BOTOX can be highly effective at helping you achieve relief.