If you live in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and you’re suffering from pain caused by TMJ disorder (TMD), Botox may not be the first thing you think of for pain relief. However, Botox is approved for treating TMD, and these injections have been proven to give you effective, long-lasting relief from the pain caused by bruxism.
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connects the skull to the lower jawbone, also called the mandible. The TMJ is located in front of the ears, allowing the jaw to open and close for chewing, yawning, and even speaking. Someone with TMJ disorder may experience pain when trying to chew or yawn because the joint has difficulty doing its job.
Bruxism is the involuntary grinding and clenching of teeth during sleep and sometimes when awake. Most people grind their teeth unconsciously, and sleep bruxism is a sleep-related disorder. In some instances, bruxism can be severe enough to cause intense headaches, severe jaw pain, and damaged teeth.
In addition to jaw pain, TMJ disorder symptoms can include any or all of these:
When you visit Dr. Wright’s office for bruxism pain treatment, you can enjoy the following advantages.
Dr. Mark Wright and his team in Colorado Springs, Colorado, are here to help you find relief from pain caused by bruxism. Contact the office of Mark H Wright DDS today by requesting an appointment online or calling us at (719) 624-4122 today.