Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorder: Find Relief For Your Jaw

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Understanding and treating jaw pain.

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) plays a pivotal role in everyday actions like speaking, chewing, and laughing.

When this crucial joint is out of alignment, resulting in Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD), it can lead to discomfort and a range of health issues.

Common symptoms include pain when chewing, limited jaw movement, clicking or popping sounds and frequent headaches, earaches or facial pain.

At St Lucia Dental, we understand the discomfort and inconvenience caused by TMD and offer various treatments tailored to relieve pain and improve jaw function.

We understand the complexity of TMJ disorders and Bruxism and offer a holistic approach to treatment.

Dysport Injections

Find significant relief from TMJ discomfort and Bruxism with Dysport injections directly into the jaw’s masseter muscle.

This treatment weakens the muscle just enough to halt involuntary grinding and clenching, reducing jaw soreness and protecting against TMJ damage.

Notably, Dysport injections allow voluntary movements like chewing and facial expressions to remain unaffected, offering a targeted solution to alleviate the symptoms of TMJ and Bruxism without impacting daily functions.

Occlusal Splint Therapy

Custom-fitted occlusal splints can also manage TMJ and Bruxism effectively. Worn at night, these hard acrylic guards fit over the upper teeth, positioning the jaw in a neutral alignment to relieve TMJ pressure.

While they don’t stop grinding or clenching, occlusal splints protect your teeth from Bruxism’s destructive forces and offer a practical solution for those seeking an alternative to Dysport treatments.

This therapy adjusts the jaw’s position to mitigate discomfort and safeguard against further dental wear.

Comprehensive Management

While treatments like Dysport injections and occlusal splints offer significant relief, it’s important to recognize they primarily manage symptoms rather than addressing the root causes of TMJ disorders and Bruxism.

These methods are effective in reducing immediate discomfort and preventing dental damage but may not completely eliminate the underlying issue.

Additional Strategies for Relief

  • Medications: Muscle relaxants or over-the-counter pain and anti-inflammatory meds to ease pain and swelling.
  • Moist Heat: Apply moist heat to your jaw to relieve muscle tension and discomfort.
  • Plates & Splints: Bite plates protect teeth from clenching and grinding by preventing teeth from direct contact.
  • Stress Management: Relaxation and mindfulness techniques to lessen TMJ and Bruxism symptoms.
  • Surgical Options: For severe TMJ disorders not relieved by other treatments, surgery might be necessary.
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