During the past few years in my practice as a dentist who focuses primarily on TMJ and orofacial pain problems, I have seen a lot of success using Botox injections for TMJ to treat muscle pain and oral nerve pain. Botox is not suitable for every patient, however. Care must be taken as to when to use it, how to use it, and who is a good candidate. If you’re considering Botox as … [Read more...] about Botox Injections For TMJ – 6 Things You Need To Know
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TMJ problems can be a real burden that leads to pain, limitations on eating and embarrassing jaw joint noises. In my practice as a dentist who focuses primarily on TMJ and jaw problems, patients often ask me, “Can braces cause TMJ?” Although there’s no easy answer, I’ll do my best to explain. Can Braces Cause TMJ? Three Scenarios If you're concerned that braces are the cause of … [Read more...] about Can Braces Cause TMJ?
The majority of patients in my practice arrive complaining of TMJ pain. For many their pain is over the jaw joints. While others complain of pain only in their jaw muscles. These separate, but related, pain sites represent the components of a true TMJ pain problem. In fact, whether the pain is focused over the joints or in the muscles, it's almost always the result of very … [Read more...] about Is It TMJ or Fibromyalgia?
If you’ve never heard the term orofacial dentist, I’m not surprised. I’m one of only a few hundred formally trained orofacial dentists in the United States. That’s because orofacial dentists have not been terribly visible on the health care playing field. But that is changing. Orofacial dentists like me treat patients who suffer with pain of muscle origin, joint origin, … [Read more...] about What Is An Orofacial Dentist?
News Flash! Bettheny Frankel Explains Why Her Face Has Changed: “I Get Botox In My Jaw.” That headline has been winding its way through the web in the past few weeks. I must admit that when I first saw it I had no idea who Ms. Frankel was (I had to ask my wife). But as an expert in jaw problems and Orofacial pain, and one that uses Botox for jaw reduction in my practice, … [Read more...] about Botox For Jaw Reduction: The Real Story