The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a hinge joint in the jaw that facilitates the complex movements involved in actions like speaking, eating, yawning, and more. This joint is found on both sides of your head and involves a lot of moving anatomical parts, including ligaments, tendons, nerves, bones, and blood vessels.
Problems with the TMJ are collectively referred to as Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) or Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJD). (TMD/TMJD are frequently miscategorized as TMJ, the name of the actual joint.) TMJ disorders affect millions of people and can be very painful and frustrating.
Most symptoms of TMJ disorders are temporary and fluctuate over time, but some are persistent and may require treatment. They can develop gradually over months and years or appear all of a sudden.
Botox injections, which are more commonly used for cosmetic procedures, have also been proven effective as a way to treat TMJ disorders. By relaxing the facial muscles, Botox injections can help reduce the severity of TMJ disorders and relieve the pain, tension, and headaches associated with them.
Norman Smile Center offers Botox as an option for treating TMJ disorders.
TMJ pain and discomfort can prevent you from fully enjoying life. Take charge of your oral health with a TMJ exam from one of Norman Smile Center’s experienced dentists. Drs. Campbell and Sparks have years of expertise diagnosing and treating TMJ disorders and are ready to help. Call us today at 405-329-6603 to schedule a consultation, or fill out our convenient online contact form at normansmilecenter.com.