Temporomandibular Joint Disorder- TMJ Information

TMJ also known as Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

After treatment you will begin to notice a disappearing in tenderness and wrinkles in as little as 24 hours and you can return to minimal daily activities as soon as treatment is over.

Also known as Temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders, TMJ is a group of malfunctions that cause pain in the jaw joints and muscles that control jaw movement. Purchase Street Family Dental knows all of the signs of TMJ and we treat it here in our office in Rye, New York. Everyone can be affected by TMJ differently, some people may feel no pain and others may need to have emergency treatment to relieve pain. Here at Rye Dentistry we offer TMJ Botox treatment to help relieve the symptoms of TMJ. While the cause of TMJ is still under analysis by doctors and scientist, we know for a fact that our treatment here will help with the pain. Botox injections are used to relax the affected areas which will bring comfort to your mouth and remove headaches from the pressure and pain caused by TMJ. The TMJ Botox treatment is non surgical and treatment times can vary between visits. If you should feel pain or discomfort during the treatment sedation may be an available option for you to help you get through a stress free treatment. After treatment you will begin to notice a disappearing in tenderness and wrinkles in as little as 24 hours and you can return to minimal daily activities as soon as treatment is over. Patients have reported that after the first treatment they have experienced headaches, respiratory infection, flu like symptoms, temporary eye lid droop, and nausea. With us here at Rye Dentistry you are under the care of highly trained botox professionals and with you being our top priority it is our goal to make sure your visit is as comfortable and pain free as possible. Call us today and ask to set up an appointment so we can begin your botox treatments for TMJ.

TMJ Disorder Symptoms
  • Headaches- About 80% of people with a TMJ disorder suffer from headaches and pain is often felt when opening and closing the mouth.
  • Dizziness
  • Sensitive to cold
  • Ringing or pain in ear
  • Sounds-crunching, popping, or grinding sounds can be heard.
TMJ Treatments
  • Jaw Rest- keep teeth apart and avoid chewing gum and eating hard and chewy food
  • Heat and ice therapy- Reduces muscle tension and spasm
  • Medications- Over the counter pain medicines such as aspirin or ibuprofen can help reduce pain and spasms
  • Physical therapy- Continuously opening and closing the jaw to stimulate muscle strength, massage, and electrical stimulation aid in reducing pain and in increasing function of the temporomandibular joint
  • Occlusal therapy- A custom-made acrylic appliance worn over the teeth at night to eliminate teeth clenching or grinding
  • Surgery- If in case all medical treatments fail, surgery is the next, and probably last, option. TMJ arthoscopy, ligament tightening, joint restructuring, and joint replacement are some of the surgical procedures that can be performed to correct joint damage or deterioration.
Call us at (914)921-5437 to have all of your questions answered by one of our professional team members, schedule an appointment with us today!