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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    Albuquerque Dentist With a conservative approach to treatment, a sensitive touch, and a friendly chairside manner, patients drive from as far as nearly 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 patients feel about being in a dental environment. In addition to being a skilled dental implantologist, Dr. Park is well-trained in sleep disordered breathing ...
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    Dr. Valerie Wroblewski

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    Dr. Wroblewski (“row-BLESS-key”) was born and raised in Albuquerque. After graduating with honors from the University of New Mexico in 1980, she received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Baylor Dental College in Dallas, Texas in 1984. Dr. Wroblewski has stayed true to her professional commitment to providing the highest standard of care for all of her patients throughout her 36 years in practice. Dr. Wroblewski feels that continuing her dental education is critical and has attended many ...
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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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    Dental Hygienist

    Hello, my name is Julie Arnett 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 we do here at Dental House. I am married ...
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    Dental Assistant

    Hello, my name is Chanel Scott 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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    Dental Assistant

    I have been a Dental Assistant for over thirty years, and have worked for just a handful of dentists in my career. I have never liked to move around because I care about bonding with my patients, learning more about them, and being a part of their lives. To me, my patients are more like family members rather than just “patients.” Assisting my dentist and creating healthy and beautiful smiles brings me much happiness and joy. Making current, as well as new patients, feel at ease is what I find ...
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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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