Many people suffer from difficulty opening their mouth and/or chewing comfortably. Botox is currently being used for injecting into the jaw muscle to weaken it. Other treatments include saline injections into the joint to clear out inflammatory material, placing crowns on all of the teeth to change the bite, and even jaw surgery.
Botox injection at the dose needed and repeated every six months does work but is not without potential long-term adverse reactions. So, it should be used only if a more conservative treatment is not effective.
We have been quite successful in treating TMJ pain and the clenching and grinding of bruxism. For most of the patients we see with this problem, we use a comfortable mouthguard that is designed differently than what is typically provided by dentists. Our protocol results in relaxed muscles and stress-free chewing for the long-term without the need for medications or more drastic measures.
EVEN IF YOU HAVE TRIED A BRUXGUARD WITHOUT RELIEF, BEFORE UNDERGOING MORE DRASTIC TREATMENT, LET US HELP YOU GET YOUR MOST COMFORTABLE SMILE TODAY.
Give Sylvan S. Stern, DDS, a call at 248-559-0995, and we’ll be happy to set up an appointment for you. Our team in Southfield, Michigan, will be happy to help!