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TMJ Treatment – Plano, TX

Soothing the Pain in Your Jaw

Woman with TMJ disorder in Plano, TX rubbing jaw in pain

Among the many advanced dental services that we provide at Legacy Trails Dental of Plano, we’re particularly proud to offer TMJ treatment. Far too many individuals are forced to endure jaw pain and other unpleasant symptoms on a daily basis due to a TMJ disorder, but our team is here to help you find relief. If you have been dealing with TMJ-related issues recently, give us a call to start exploring your treatment options.

Why Choose Legacy Trails Dental of Plano for TMJ Treatment?

What is TMJ Disorder?

Man with TMJ disorder in Plano, TX rubbing jaw looking concerned

A TMJ disorder is an issue with your temporomandibular joint (TMJ for short). This joint is responsible for letting your mouth make the necessary movements for chewing, speaking, and any other necessary tasks. If too much stress is placed on this joint, or if it becomes injured, the result is a TMJ disorder. There are multiple possible causes for TMJ-related issues, such as physical trauma, unresolved bite problems, and unconscious grinding of the teeth.

Symptoms of TMJ Disorder

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You may have a TMJ disorder if any of the following symptoms sound familiar:

Contact us immediately if you notice these symptoms so that we can take the first steps of diagnosing and treating the problem.

Types of TMJ Treatment 

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When you visit us for TMJ treatment, we’ll begin by asking about the symptoms that you have been experiencing. Then we will capture X-rays of your jaw in order to make a proper diagnosis. Once we understand your situation, we can point you toward the form of treatment that is best suited for you. Below is a brief overview of the solutions that we offer for TMJ disorder.

Occlusal Splint

Holding an occlusal splint for TMJ disorder in Plano, TX

If we find signs that you have been grinding your teeth at night, we may give you an occlusal splint to wear whenever you go to bed. This oral appliance will stop the upper and lower arches of teeth from making direct contact with each other, which will take some of the pressure off your jaw joints. On top of that, an occlusal splint can gently shift the jaw forward to help the TMJ find a better resting position.

BOTOX® for TMJ Treatment

Injecting BOTOX in a woman’s jaw

BOTOX® doesn’t just have cosmetic applications. It can be used to help relax the muscles in your jaw, which goes a long way toward reducing TMJ-related pain. The relief that you experience thanks to a BOTOX® treatment can last for months at a time.