TMJ Therapy – Jefferson, OH

Improve Your Quality of Life by Minimizing Jaw Pain

Woman in need of T M J therapy holding jaw in pain

An estimated 12 percent of people in the United States have experienced TMJ dysfunction at one point in time. Although women are more affected by this condition, men and even children can also experience uncomfortable symptoms of TMD, like chronic jaw pain, clicking and popping sounds when you open and close your mouth, and head and neck tenderness or soreness. Our team’s goal is to keep this condition from affecting your daily life with TMJ therapy in our Jefferson, OH dental office.

Why Choose Painesville Dental Group for TMJ Therapy?

  • Customized TMJ Dysfunction Therapy
  • Experienced Team of Two Dentists
  • We Accept Dental Insurance

Diagnosis & Treatment

Animated jaw and skull bone used for T M J diagnosis and treatment planning

If you’re experiencing symptoms of TMD, it could be the result of a variety of issues, including stress, past jaw injuries, arthritis, or even bite misalignment. These can all cause uneven tension and force being placed on both of the joints that connect the jaw to the skull (the temporomandibular joints). Our team’s goal is to conduct a thorough diagnostic examination of your mouth and help determine what the best way to go about treating your symptoms is.

DYSPORT (BOTOX®) Injections

Patient receiving Dysport injections for T M J therapy

DYSPORT injections are diluted botulinum toxin, which is a special bacteria that can be injected into the muscles that help the jaw function to allow them to relax. This helps ease some of the tension in your temporomandibular joints and provide you with lasting relief. It only takes a few moments to complete, and many patients agree that it’s well worth it!

Nightguards for Bruxism

Set of clear nightguards for bruxism

Nightly teeth grinding and clenching, also known as bruxism, is a common side effect of TMD that can result in dental damage and exacerbate your condition by placing even more strain on your jaw joints. We can help shield your teeth and joints from extended periods of force and grinding as you sleep with one of our customized acrylic nightguards. All you need to do is put it in your mouth before you go to bed, and you’ll be able to rest a little easier knowing your smile is protected.