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 TMJ Botox specialist 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 with Botox injections, contact our 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 in 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

What to Expect from TMJ Botox Treatment

Botox as a treatment option works best when the source of your TMJ pain is caused by 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 TMJ 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 a Albuquerque TMJ botox specialist today at (505) 835-2322or contact us online to schedule an appointment.

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    Dr. Rachel Park


    Albuquerque Dentist With 900 hours of post-graduate continuing education and counting, Dr. Park is proud to offer her patients some of the most comprehensive oral health care in the state. Having a conservative approach to treatment, a sensitive touch, and a friendly chairside manner, patients drive from as far as three hours away to be treated by Dr. Park’s hands. A former school teacher and a dental anxiety patient herself, Dr. Park connects deeply with her patients because she understands how ...
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    Meet Albuquerque Dental Hygienist Julie Arnett Hello, my name is Julie and I am so excited to be a part of the Dental House team! I am proud to say that I have spent nearly three decades practicing right here in Albuquerque, where I was born and raised. I am a UNM graduate and also attended the DECOD (Dental Education in Care Of the Disabled) program at the University of Washington. I have always loved my role in preventive care in the dental field, and providing the best care possible is what ...
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    My name is Nicole. I was born and raised in Albuquerque until I became an Army child at the age of 10. From that age I had the privilege of moving around the United States until I finished high school. I graduated from high school one year early as a junior, then proceeded to college for dental assisting. I was a dental assistant for five years before I furthered my education and attended Pima Medical Institute for my dental hygiene degree. During my time at Pima, while focusing on my career ...
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    Hello, my name is Chanel and I am a dental assistant. While still relatively young in my career, I am determined to keep pushing to be the best assistant I can be. With the help of Dr. Park and the rest of our team, I am well on my way to achieving my goal of providing the warmest, most time-efficient, highest quality care to our patients. My hobbies include exercising, baking, and going on hikes with my pugs. I am so excited to be part of the Dental House team!
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    My name is Kelli and I have been passionate about dentistry for the last 10 years. I began my career as a dental assistant, graduating from PIMA Medical Institute in 2011 with top honors, and am excited to move forward into the front office. What I love most about my dental career is caring for and connecting with patients of all ages in a close-knit general office - which we do better than anyone else in town! Helping patients to achieve their beautiful smiles and maintain their oral health, ...
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    Hello, all. My name is Daisy and I feel very fortunate to work for Dental House, being part of such an amazing family! I entered the dental industry six years ago and have enjoyed working in this field ever since. I am currently a student at the University of New Mexico, working toward a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, with a minor in Criminology. I hope to one day join the FBI and work in CSI. My hobbies include studying, being a car enthusiast, going to concerts, traveling, and enjoying life ...

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