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TMJ Therapy Treatments in Windsor, WI

Windsor Family Dental offers TMJ therapy for jaw pain and disorders like Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD). Botox is an effective treatment for TMD and offers life-changing relief. Contact us to receive treatment for TMD from licensed dental professionals.

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What is the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ)?

The temporomandibular joints (TMJs) connect your lower jawbone to your skull. There is a temporomandibular joint on each side of your face, just in front of your ear. The TMJs are classified as ginglymoarthrodial joints, meaning they act in both a hinge and a gliding motion. These joints help your facial muscles move fully and flexibly when you chew, speak and yawn.

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What is TMD?

Temporomandibular joint dysfunction, also called TMJ or TMJ syndrome, is the dysfunction of the jaw joint and muscles controlling jaw movement. TMD can be extremely painful and severely lower a person’s quality of life.

Common TMD Symptoms

  • Neck pain, shoulder pain and headaches
  • Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
  • Clicking in your jaw or locked jaw
  • Tooth pain or face pain
  • Difficulty opening the mouth wide or difficulty swallowing

Potential Causes of TMD

  • Bruxism (teeth clenching and teeth grinding)
  • Unconscious clenching of teeth or muscle tension from depression, stress, or anxiety
  • Misaligned bite
  • Injury or trauma
  • Arthritis
  • Disc displacement between the ball and socket joints within the TMJs 
  • Cartilage wear and tear
  • Infection or tumor

TMD Treatment Options at Windsor Family Dental

There are a few treatment options for patients suffering from TMJ dysfunction and disorders. Some of the treatments we offer and work with patients on may include:

  1. Lifestyle Modifications
    • Eating a softer diet, avoiding chewing gum, wearing a bite guard or night guard, using heat or old packs or taking pain medication.
  2. Bite Correction
    • Working with a dental professional to change the way your teeth fit together.
  3. Botox Injections
    • Masseter Botox offered by Windsor Family Dental alleviates pain and headaches from teeth clenching for an average of 3-4 months at a time.

TMJ Therapy

Orofacial physical therapy can help correct postures that place stress on the TMJ, and oral exercises can reduce pain. These non-invasive treatments can help strengthen the muscles around the TMJ to take the stress off of the joint.

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation therapy (TENS) is also used for TMJ pain management. TENS uses a low-frequency pulse of electrical stimulation used to relax the jaw muscle and reduce pain.

Botox Injections for TMJ

Botox is a valuable treatment for TMD because it helps relieve headaches, tooth pain and muscle tension by relaxing the facial muscles and taking pressure off of your TMJ. Depending on your symptoms and individual needs, Botox may be used as a stand-alone treatment, however, it is usually recommended to pair with therapies for TMD.

TMD relief from Botox usually takes a few to several days to begin working, and the effects last from 3-4 months at a time. Windsor Family Dental has professionals skilled in providing pain-relieving Botox injections for patients suffering from TMJ.

Contact Windsor Family Dental for a consultation on TMJ Botox injections. We regularly perform Botox procedures for patients out of Windsor, Arlington, Sun Prairie, Waunakee and the surrounding Madison communities.

Frequently Asked Questions on TMJ

How Do You Make TMJ Pain Go Away?

TMJ pain can sometimes be managed with over-the-counter medications. For severe pain, doctors may recommend the use of other treatments such as Botox to reduce jaw muscle activity.

Does Botox Work on Crow’s Feet?

Botox can be a successful therapy for crow's feet. Botox temporarily inhibits the muscles surrounding the eyes' ability to contract, which can lessen the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

How Long Does Crow’s Feet Botox Last?

You can expect most crow’s feet Botox injections to last 3-4 months.

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