For more serious cases of TMJ, we will recommend an alternate TMJ treatment. Often, we will suggest using a mouth guard to relieve teeth grinding. In some cases, we will instruct you to use orthodontic appliances or retainers to alleviate discomfort or redirect positioning of the TMJ joint. For the most severe cases of TMJ, we may recommend certain invasive procedures.
Botulinum Toxin for Facial Esthetics and Facial Muscle pain
Dr. Coombs uses Botulinum Toxin A for facial esthetics and to help control facial muscle spasms. These products work great for wrinkles and for alleviating muscle and temporomandibular joint pain by decreasing muscular contractions. If you clench or grind your teeth, these injections can help control the contractions and protect your teeth as well as relieve your muscle and joint pain.
Contact our office today to determine if braces are the best route for you and to determine if orthodontic TMJ treatment is right for you.