Have you been experiencing pain in your jaw that won’t go away? You may be suffering from TMJ or temporomandibular joint syndrome.
What Is TMJ?
The temporomandibular joint acts like a sliding hinge that connects the jaw to your skull. When there is dysfunction in the joint, it causes pain. Pain is felt chiefly where the muscle connects the two joints.
Common causes of TMJ include:
- Jaw injuries
- Clenching and grinding teeth
Frequently, TMJ disappears on its own after a few days. But, unfortunately, sometimes suffering is persistent, and treatment is needed.
What Are the Symptoms of TMJ?
All symptoms of TMJ disorder are centralized in the jaw area. They can be mild to severe symptoms.
If you notice some of the following, you may be suffering from TMJ syndrome:
- Tenderness of the jaw
- Aching pain around your ear
- Popping sounds in the ear
- Pain or swelling in the temple area
- Clicking of the jaw
- Pain while chewing
- Muscle spasms in the jaw
Sometimes gentle massage and exercises along with ibuprofen can relieve the soreness. Avoiding chewing gum and tough-to-chew foods is also helpful. However, if the pain persists, it’s time to speak with a TMJ specialist to go over your treatment options.
TMJ Treatment in NYC – Botox
Botox for TMJ treatment? Botox?! Yes! You read that right.
There are many treatment options for TMJ treatment, but Botox injections make it possible to quickly reduce your pain without surgery. In fact, Dr. Ghazal Mahjoubi specializes in the cutting-edge technology of treating TMJ with Botox injections.
Another advantage of getting Botox injections to treat TMJ is the recovery time. You will be able to return to your normal activities as soon as you leave your appointment with Dr. Ghazal Mahjoubi at Upper East Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in NYC.
You can quickly end TMJ suffering while getting the best TMJ treatment in NYC from Dr. Ghazal.
Dr. Ghazal Mahjoubi is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who received her Doctorate in Dental Medicine from Boston University. She has also earned specialty training in oral and maxillofacial surgery.