From mild to severe pain to chronic migraines and lockjaw, there’s no denying that temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) can be debilitating for the millions of people that struggle with the effects of it each and every day. The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connects the jaw bone to the temporal joints on either side of your face and is one of the most widely used joints in the body, consistently used for biting, chewing and speaking. When this joint becomes damaged by teeth grinding, trauma, bite misalignment or even other medical conditions like arthritis, patients are diagnosed with TMJ disorder. To help alleviate the symptoms of TMJ, Dr. Chris Givens and Dr. Jared Britt offer BOTOX® and bite guard therapy.
Treatment Options for TMJ Disorders
After discussing your TMJ concerns with our doctors, they will be able to determine which course of treatment will be best suited to address your needs with one of the following options:
BOTOX® for TMJ
BOTOX is a non-aggressive, safe and effective protein that can be injected directly into your facial muscles. This protein limits the frequency and intensity of muscles contractions to alleviate teeth grinding, lockjaw and TMJ pain. The end result is a smile that functions much more naturally.
Bite Guard Therapy for TMJ
If your TMJ pain stems from tooth grinding or bruxism, you may be a candidate for bite guard therapy. This TMJ treatment option limits the movement of your jaw, typically while you sleep, to protect the teeth and jaw from damage. Countless patients have already started living their lives normally again with the help of this effective treatment method.
Live Life Comfortably with Help from Our Qualified Dentists
No matter which TMJ treatment is right for you, you can feel confident that you are receiving the highest quality care from our doctors. Dr. Givens received his education from the University Of Louisville School Of Dentistry and has continually advanced his knowledge and skills each year with CE courses and dental conferences such as the Seattle Study Club’s Symposium. Dr. Britt earned his dental degree from the University of Tennessee School of Dentistry. With their expertise and understanding of the role the jaw joint plays in oral health and quality of life, our doctors can quickly have you back to living your life comfortably.