TMJ/Botox Therapy

TMJ/Botox Therapy in Albuquerque, NM

TMJ Pain Relief with Botox Treatment

Temporomandibular joints are essential for eating, swallowing, talking, and other significant functions. When these joints are displaced or overworked due to teeth grinding or excessive force, sharp pain along the jaw, as well as tension headaches and migraines can manifest. Luckily, the residents of Albuquerque and surrounding New Mexico communities have our experts at Dental House for help.

Our specialized dentist and her team are equipped with Botox for cases that don’t respond well to conventional TMJ treatments. Our professional staff can help alleviate your pain and regain your quality of life back to normal.

To get help with alleviating your TMJ pain, contact our dental office online or call (505) 835-2322 today.

Causes and Signs of TMJ Disorder

A clicking sound of your joints or around your jaws can indicate that you have a TMJ disorder. Nonetheless, if you are not experiencing any pain or hindrance of movement due to your joints locking, you most likely do not require treatment for TMJ.

Some common causes of pain on you surrounding your temporomandibular joints can include:

  • The shock-absorbing disc that cushions the joint moving out of proper alignment or eroding over time
  • Bruxism, also known as the clenching or grinding of your teeth adding discomforting pressure on your joint(s)
  • Certain arthritis diseases such as osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis
  • Stress, which can cause maxillofacial muscles to tense up or cause your teeth to clench
  • Injury or damage around the joints or jaw regions

Signs and symptoms that you may be experiencing TMJ disorder include:

  • Tenderness or pain in the jaw, face, neck, and/or shoulders
  • Pain or ringing in your ears
  • Trouble chewing or pain while chewing
  • Swelling in the face
  • Joints locking that make it difficult to open or close your mouth

How Dental Botox May Help

Botox as a treatment option works best when the source of your TMJ pain is due to overactive jaw muscles. The length of the procedure varies depending on how many injections you need and where the pain is being felt, but one session typically lasts between 10-30 minutes.

The only pain you might feel from this minimally-invasive treatment is from the injection itself. Most patients find their TMJ-induced pain-alleviating or improved within 48 hours, but it may take up to a week for relief to occur.

With Botox injections, you may find the following benefits :

  • The intensity and frequency of your headaches or migraines are reduced or eliminated
  • Stress and/or anxiety levels to drop
  • Improvement of your sleeping habits
  • Alleviation/improvement of prior sensitive teeth
  • Protection from clenching or grinding of your teeth

Call our Albuquerque dentist today at (505) 835-2322or contact us online to schedule an appointment or if you have any questions.

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    Albuquerque Dentist With a conservative approach to treatment, a very sensitive touch, and a friendly chairside manner, Dr. Park has developed a strong reputation as a tremendously trustworthy and gentle provider, taking great pride in how welcome and comfortable her patients feel. As a former school teacher, Dr. Park has a deep connection with children and feels comfortable seeing patients of all ages. Having an inexhaustible dedication to continuing education, Dr. Park is well-trained in ...
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    Hello, my name is Gabriela, and I have been doing dental billing and front office work for the past five years. I knew when I first began that I loved the front office and wish to continue my growth in the dental field. Every day, I work hard to assure that the office runs seamlessly and that our patients, as well as team members, are all satisfied and taken care of. Outside of work, I live for time spent with my daughter – who definitely keeps me on my toes! – and working out.
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    As an integral part of our front office, Andrea is a dedicated team member who is extremely focused on your patient experience and keeps a watchful eye on daily operations. From insurance matters to appointment scheduling, there is no area of the front office that is not under Andrea's purview.
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    Hello, my name is Danielle Martinez and I am so excited to be a part of the Dental House team. I graduated from UNM in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene and was a dental assistant prior to that. I have spent most of my career working in private practice and also spent some time working with the developmentally disabled, which I enjoyed immensely. My goal is to always provide the BEST care for my patients and to treat each patient as if they are my own family. I do more than just ...

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