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Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD)

Many individuals everywhere suffer from chronic facial and neck pain, and recurring headaches, which may be due to temporomandibular disorder, also known as TMD.

As temporomandibular joints (TMJ) connects your jaw joints and muscles to your skull, and allows you to easily speak, chew, swallow and yawn.

If you are experiencing any discomfort or pain around your jaw area, then it’s highly recommended that you visit your dentist at McLean Family Dentistry to see how you can relinquish any tension or pain in your jaw.

What Are The Symptoms of TMD?

At McLean Family Dentistry, our dentists have the experience you can trust to indicate TMD early and create an efficient and personalized dental treatment tailored to your needs. Here are the symptoms of TMD below:

  • A change in the alignment of top and bottom teeth
  • Clicking or popping sound when the jaw moves
  • Frequent headaches or neck aches
  • Jaw pain
  • Lockjaw or limited opening of the mouth
  • Muscle spasms in the jaw area
  • Pain, ringing, or stuffiness in the ears
  • Swelling on the sides of the face

Botox Services for TMJ-TMD Pain

At McLean Family Dentistry, we understand the discomfort and pain that Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) and Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) can cause. Our cutting-edge solutions can alleviate pain associated with these issues. While most people know of Botox for its use in cosmetic procedures, it has also proven to be a remarkably effective therapy for TMJ and TMD. By carefully administering Botox into the jaw muscles, we can reduce their hyperactivity and tension, ultimately providing relief from jaw pain, headaches, and discomfort. This non-surgical approach relaxes the muscles responsible for clenching and grinding, allowing for improved jaw function and an overall reduction in pain associated with TMJ and TMD.

McLean Family Dentistry is pleased to offer Botox services to our TMJ patients, allowing you to enjoy a more comfortable and pleasant lifestyle. If you’re seeking a minimally invasive and highly effective solution to TMJ/TMD-related pain, contact us to schedule a consultation and learn more about how Botox can bring you relief.

At-Home TMD Dental Prevention Treatments

  • Relax your face — remember the rule: “Lips together, teeth apart”
  • Avoid teeth grinding
  • Avoid constant gum chewing
  • Don’t cradle the phone receiver between your head and shoulder — either use a headset or hold the receiver in your hand
  • Chew food evenly on both sides of your mouth
  • Do not sit with your chin rested on your hand
  • Practice good posture — keep your head up, back straight, and shoulders squared

Schedule a TMD dental appointment at McLean Family Dentistry today. Contact us at (703) 448-9100 to learn more about TMD.