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TMJ Therapy for Livonia

tmj-webTemporomandibular joint dysfunction, also called TMD or TMJ, affects millions of Americans. As a restorative dentistry office, our team of experienced Livonia dentists sees cases every day. Although it’s a common dental issue, many patients can mistake the wide range of symptoms for other medical or dental conditions. In addition, TMJ has many different causes, from stress to teeth grinding. It’s important for you to maintain routine dental visits so that our team can check for signs of wear and damage associated with TMJ.

What are Temporomandibular Joints?

The temporomandibular joints connect the lower jaw, called the mandible, to the temporal bone at the sides of the head, just in front of your ears. When these joints are misaligned, some people feel discomfort or pain in the muscles that control jaw function. Besides jaw pain, other symptoms of TMJ include:

  • Jaw clicking
  • Limited jaw movement
  • Uneven bite
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Earaches
  • Dizziness
  • Stiff neck and shoulders
  • Facial pain
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Sore jaw upon waking3
  • Excessively worn teeth

How Does Livonia Dental Group Approach TMJ Therapy?

TMJ disorder, and the pain associated with it, can range from mild to severe. Some patients have such serious pain, they have reported trouble going about their daily routines and suffer from a diminished quality of life. When you visit Livonia Dental Group, we can perform a complete evaluation to determine the source of your discomfort. He will then make treatment recommendations to alleviate your symptoms and restore balance to your mouth. TMJ therapy may involve:

  • Nightguards
  • Orthotics (Dental Appliances)
  • Behavior Modification
  • Medication
  • Equilibration (Building Up the Bite)
  • Therapeutic Botox or Juvéderm injections

Therapeutic Botox and Juvederm

Welcome to a new age in dentistry. If you suffer from TMJ-related headaches, facial and jaw pain, or teeth grinding, we now have alternative treatments. With therapeutic Botox and Juvéderm injections, we can ease the tension in the jaw and facial muscles associated with TMJ dysfunction. How does this help? When the muscles are relaxed, the jaw falls into a more natural alignment balancing the temporomandibular joints, stopping grinding and clenching, and alleviating pain and headaches.

These muscle-relaxing medications, now used by dentists across the globe, will provide you with relief and enhance your daily life.

Don’t endure nagging TMJ pain for another minute. Relief is just a phone call away. Contact Livonia Dental Group today to make an appointment. Our dental office is located in the Detroit Metropolitan area near Redford, Farmington, and Northville.

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