Martin Bassiur, DDS
Sleep Apnea, TMJ Disorders & Orofacial Pain
Call: (212) 686-0145

TMJ treatment

TMJ Treatment in Manhattan, NY

Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ) is a common condition affecting a wide variety of people. TMJ is characterized by severe headaches, jaw pain of varying degrees, grinding teeth, and an intermittent ringing in the ears. The vast majority of TMJ sufferers are unaware that the root cause of these problems that can be effectively treated.

The symptoms of TMJ are debilitating and can greatly interfere with everyday life. The comfort and general well-being of the patient is at the heart of our practice, so pain relief is our first consideration. Following a comprehensive exam and diagnosis, an individualized treatment plan will be made to treat the underlying causes of the TMJ disorder.

If you are experiencing any symptoms of TMJ, we encourage you to contact our office today to schedule an appointment.

Botox as an Alternative Temporomandibular Joint Disorder Treatment

Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD or TMJ), are notoriously difficult to diagnose and treat.  Many of the related symptoms, such as headaches and earaches, often lead doctors to diagnose a sinus condition, as opposed to a problem with the jaw joint.  TMJ symptoms often change in severity, depending on how much stress the sufferer is experiencing.  During an intensely stressful period, grinding teeth, debilitating earaches, and lockjaw may occur.  Botox® injections are sometimes an effective and painless way to alleviate tension in the temporomandibular joint, reducing jaw pain, headaches, and suffering.

Botox® is commonly associated with cosmetic practices, including eliminating glabellar lines and facial wrinkles.  Recently, however, Botox® has become an increasingly popular TMJ treatment.  Although some TMJ symptoms may improve without any specific treatment, Botox® offers fast and long-lasting relief for those that do not.

Here are several of the major benefits Botox® offers TMJ sufferers:

  • Elimination of headaches caused by nighttime grinding.
  • Minimization of lockjaw.
  • Reduced discomfort when using the jaw.
  • Reduced shoulder and neck pain.
  • Substantially reduced jaw tension.

If you have any questions or concerns about TMJ or Botox® treatment, please contact our office.

 
     

     

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