TMJ disorders can have a significant impact on your oral function and quality of life. Our experienced dentists and team provide treatments for TMJ disorders to improve your oral health and function and relieve your discomfort. Call Downtown Dental Lemoore today at 559-924-5353 to set up an appointment with Dr. Mehdi Jafarinejad or Dr. Sanaz Seifi and learn more about TMJ treatment in Lemoore, California.

The temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, is the joint that connects your lower jaw to the rest of your head. TMJ disorders (also known as TMD) occur when this joint is stressed, injured or misaligned. This may occur due to a number of factors, including stress, bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching), arthritis in the jaw joint, or trauma to the head, neck or jaw. Common signs of TMJ disorders include:

  • Grinding, clicking or popping sounds when opening and closing your mouth
  • An inability to open your mouth wide to speak, yawn or chew
  • A locked or stuck jaw
  • Pain when chewing and biting
  • Pain in your neck, shoulders or ears
  • Frequent headaches

Our dentists and team will work with you to determine the cause of your TMJ disorder and create a treatment plan that meets your needs. TMJ treatments may include jaw and facial relaxation exercises, lifestyle changes, restorative dental treatments, a mouth or night guard, or jaw surgery.

We also offer BOTOX® to help treat TMJ disorders. BOTOX (onabotulinumtoxinA) is a medication injected into part of your body to temporarily relieve symptoms of your condition. BOTOX works as a temporary solution for TMJ disorders because it blocks pain signals from the nerves to the muscles. This helps relieve discomfort and prevents the muscle movements that contribute to TMJ disorders. BOTOX TMJ treatments are performed quickly and comfortably using a single needle, allowing you to return to your regular activities as soon as you leave our office.

For more information about TMJ treatments and to schedule an appointment with our caring dentists, please contact our office today.

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