Eastern Hills Family Dental
5905 S. Eastern Ave, Suite #112 Las Vegas, NV 89119

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Botox® for TMJ/TMD Treatment

Dentist East Las Vegas

TMD, or temporomandibular disorders, refer to a variety of symptoms including stiffness, discomfort, and/or pain in and around the jaw joint. We can work with you to diagnose and treat symptoms of TMD.

TMJ/TMD Treatment

BOTOX® FOR TMJ/TMD THERAPY

TMJ stands for Temporomandibular Joint. That is the joint that connects the jawbone to the skull on each side. Temporomandibular Disorder, or TMD, refers to issues affecting the TMJ and the muscles and soft tissues that surround it. Common TMD symptoms include:

  • Jaw pain
  • Clicking jaw joint
  • Jaw stiffness
  • Stuck jaw, open or closed
  • Clenching or grinding teeth
  • Pain in cheeks and temples

Causes of TMD

There are a number of issues that can cause TMD. The most common is subconscious clenching or grinding of the teeth. This usually occurs during sleep or when under high amounts of stress. Patients with this type of TMD may find that their symptoms vary depending on their level of stress.

Other causes of TMD can include:

  • Jaw joint disc out of place
  • Osteoarthritis damage to joint
  • Swelling inside the joint
  • Poor posture muscle strain
  • Joint inflammation or strain

Diagnosing TMD

During your visit, our team will take a detailed dental and medical history. Tell us about any symptoms or injuries to the TMJ area. Be sure to notify us of any chronic illnesses or medications you are taking.

Next, Dr. Mathisen will perform a comprehensive exam of your head and neck. We will pay particular attention to the jaw muscles and joints. We may recommend a screening x-ray to rule out other issues. At this point, we can recommend an initial treatment plan in most cases.

Treatment

Dr. Mathisen will recommend a conservative treatment plan based on your individual needs. We can help relieve TMD pain, reduce stiffness, and increase function.

If you have experienced symptoms that may be TMD, contact East Hills Family Dental for a consultation.

Using Botox to Treat TMD/TMJ Pain

​Botox in dentistry has become very popular and studies have shown that Botox therapy for migraines, TMJ, and grinding does work. Patients find that the pain associated with migraines, grinding and TMJ disorder decreases substantially with the use of Botox therapy. An added bonus or benefit is the decrease in fine lines and wrinkles and the more youthful appearance you get with the use of Botox. If you are interested in hearing more about the use of Botox in dentistry please contact us. Dr. Deanna Mathisen and her team will be happy to go into more detail about the variety of therapies.

Office Hours:

Mon: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thur: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat: By appointment​​

Contact Us:

Eastern Hills Family Dental
5905 S. Eastern Ave, Suite #112 Las Vegas, NV 89119

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