TMJ Disorder

TMJ is an abbreviation for the temporomandibular joint that connects your jawbone to your skull. When it’s working the way it should, the complex joint opens, closes, glides, and rotates painlessly. It’s the joint that lets you chew your food and open and close your mouth when you’re talking, laughing, or using your face to […]

Botox? At the Dentist?

Most people do not think of Botox as a dental procedure, but in fact, it can be a good solution for pain at the temporomandibular joint, also known as TMJ pain, as well as other facial conditions. What Is TMJ Disorder? TMJ disorder occurs when there is a problem with the joint that controls the […]

A Different Approach to Dental Care

By now, most people have heard of Botox as a cosmetic treatment for reducing wrinkles and other signs of aging. However, this revolutionary technology has shown promise in other areas as well. It is often used to treat pain and other symptoms. For dentists, Botox has proven to be a powerful tool for relieving pain […]

TMJ Disorder: Causes and Treatments

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, affects millions of people in America. It manifests itself in the form of jaw pain. However, there are lots of ways in which the TMJ can impact your body and it often goes far beyond jaw pain. Many symptoms associated with TMJ disorder can be very damaging and can limit a […]

Can Dental Botox Treat Headaches?

Often thought of as purely cosmetic, Botox is actually a useful tool for treating migraine headaches brought on by TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder. Your Boston cosmetic dentist at Dental Partners of Boston can apply Botox to the muscles around your head and neck to reduce migraine headaches. Dental Botox works by treating your headaches’ underlying […]

How Can I Get My Jaw To Stop Hurting?

If you are experiencing pain in your jaw it could be caused by many different kinds of conditions. From gum inflammation to a tooth ache, but one of the most common is a TMJ disorder.  TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint, which is the joint connecting your jawbone to the skull. It is one of the […]

Can Invisalign Help With TMJ?

  If you regularly suffer from tension headaches there is a good chance that you grind your teeth as you sleep. Tension headaches can be a symptom of Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorder as a result of teeth grinding. Other symptoms associated with TMJ disorder can include eroded enamel, gum recession, and cracked teeth. TMJ disorder […]

TMJ Treatment in Boston

WHAT IS TMJ? TMJ disorders are the result of a variety of jaw joint-related problems. Many of our patients have had clicking sounds coming from their jaw, and sometimes pain associated with it for years. The good news is that advancements in the understanding of the mouth have allowed us to create effective treatments for […]

TMJ Appliances in Boston

TMJ and TMD are often used interchangeably, but they are not exactly the same thing. TMJ (temporomandibular joint) is the actual joint part of the jaw just in front of the ears. TMD (temporomandibular disorder) is the discomfort caused by malfunctions of the TMJ. Some of the symptoms can include pain and muscle soreness, clicking […]

A Dentist Can Help Treat TMJ?

TMJ disorder is a common and frustrating condition. If you’ve ever suffered from TMJ pain, you know what we’re talking about. The pain can range from aching jaw and earaches to full-blown migraines. Let’s talk about what it is, the causes, and how we can help. What is TMJ (or TMD)? TMJ is the name […]