TMD Treatment in Southlake
Since no two patients are alike, your treatment will depend on your specific condition. Although all conditions vary, one aspect is true – the sooner you get treatment, the more our treatment approach will benefit your condition.
Once you start recognizing the symptoms of TMJ, call us to set an appointment with our TMJ trained doctor. In the meantime, we highly encourage you to rest your jaw by eating a soft diet, talking less, not chewing gum, or biting on things. You should also consciously unclench your jaw during the day. You can also ice your jaw and reduce stress in your life to improve TMJ symptoms.
Most TMJ treatments include using an oral appliance or bite orthotic to hold your jaw in a correct position for minimal nerve disturbance and optimal muscle comfort. The appliances can be removable or fixed, depending on what the doctor prescribe. We will utilize the most advanced computerized technology and CT scans to provide the highest level of care.
Another temporary alternative to treating TMJ pain include the use of BOTOXⓇ. Botox injections are placed directly into the muscle (s) associated with the pain. Any pain associated with the Botox TMJ treatment procedure is generally due to the injections, but it is minimal and brief and the patient can return to normal activities very quickly.
After we help you achieve an optimal jaw position using the bite orthotic, we will discuss restoring your bite with permanent restorations so you no longer need to wear an orthotic. Some patients might prefer to just continue wearing the orthotic if they choose.
After wearing the bite orthotic for a few weeks, or having received BOTOXⓇ injections, most patients notice a dramatic improvement in their symptoms. If you would like to finally find relief from your TMJ symptoms, please contact our experienced TMJ dentist in Southlake, TX today at (817) 587-4566 to schedule a consultation