Treatments for a Pain-Free Lifestyle
Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ) commonly cause pain and tenderness in the jaw, difficulty chewing, and aches around the ears. It can cause unpleasant symptoms like consistent jaw pain, ear popping, headaches, and teeth grinding. These disorders, if not treated, can become a constant source of painful irritation or worse – periodontal disease. However, even long-standing TMDs and TMJs can be monitored and treated by dental professionals to ensure maximum comfort and pain-free facial functions. Modern techniques and appliances, such as dental guards and teeth adjustments based on impressions, can ensure that all teeth are closing and touching evenly to provide you with better oral health.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, Dr. Adam Helfand and the Rockaway Dental Center offer the most advanced treatments to make your pain a thing of the past. Our dental practice is proud to help to monitor your progress, adjust as needed, and fabricate dental guards depending on the severity of your disorder. By allowing our staff to aid you, you can prolong the health, and use, of your teeth and keep your jaw pain free.
TMJ & Botox
Botox is a clinical treatment for the smoothing of fine lines and wrinkles of the skin. However, it also has useful, practical applications to alleviate TMJ pain, as well! Botox attaches to the nerve endings of muscles and keeps them relaxed after administration. The relaxed muscles do not lose any sensitivity and normal functions – such as eating, chewing, and speaking – are not affected. The process only takes 5-15 minutes, total, and beneficial results can last up to four months.
For more information concerning our TMJ treatments, or to schedule your personalized consultation with Dr. Helfand, please call the Rockaway Dental Center at 973-361-9000.