TMJ Disorder Treatment
Dr. Brandon Ryff, Dr. Jonathan Coombs, and Dr. Don Chiappetti offer advanced treatment options to reduce the symptoms of TMJ Disorder. These symptoms can include: headaches; facial pain; clicking or popping of the jaw; difficulty opening and closing the mouth; pain in the neck, back, and shoulder; and even numbness in the arms or fingers.
TMJ Disorder is characterized by problems with the temporomandibular joint, which is located between the upper and lower jaw. Arthritis, teeth clenching, a misaligned bite, and even simple overuse of the joint can lead to TMJ Disorder. The condition can become very painful and have an effect on one’s day-to-day life.
The experienced dentists at Scottsdale Smile Center can evaluate your symptoms and determine whether TMJ Disorder may be the cause. Dr. Ryff, Dr. Coombs, or Dr. Chiappetti can then develop a customized treatment plan designed to reduce the effects of TMJ Disorder and diminish the symptoms. Treatment options can include:
- Oral appliances such as night guards
- Jaw and bite therapy
- Restorative dentistry
- Oral surgery
- Botulinum toxin injections (BOTOX®/XEOMIN®)
BOTOX®/ XEOMIN® Injections for TMJ Disorder
While injectable treatments such as BOTOX® and XEOMIN® are well-known for their ability to reduce signs of age and rejuvenate one’s appearance, these treatments have also shown to be remarkably effective at reducing some of the symptoms associated with TMJ Disorder. These solutions are composed of a purified form of botulinum toxin, which can work to relax overactive muscles in the area of the temporomandibular joint and alleviate many of the common effects that TMJ Disorder causes. Dr. Brandon Ryff recently became certified by the American Academy of Facial Esthetics to perform botulinum toxin-based injections, and can provide these treatments right here at our practice
For more information on TMJ Disorder treatment, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists, please contact Scottsdale Smile Center.