The temporomandibular (tem-puh-roe-mun-DIB-u-lur) joint (TMJ) are joints that connect the lower jaw joints to the skull. The function of these joints allows movement such as speaking and chewing.
Any traumatic or disruption of the temporomandibular joints is known, in short, as (TMJ), and/or the temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). The uniqueness of the articular disc is made of cartilage that acts like a sponge when absorbing pressure caused by stress.
The cause of an individual’s TMJ condition can be a number of things, such as genetics, arthritis or disc slipped. These conditions can induce pain and suffer from ear pain, headaches, and noticeably popping or cracking sounds when you’re eating and yawning.
However, with advanced technology today, there are many options available for treating TMJ.
Let’s take a look at the 3 advanced treatments options for TMJ.
1. Therapeutic Botox
Therapeutic use of Botox for pain, specifically botulinum toxin, a type of toxin used in clinical practice today and approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). An effective and safe treatment that is being used to treat a variety of disorders, including TMJ. This Botox is injected into the muscular structures around the TMJ that provides a significant improvement to decrease spasms and improve overall muscle flexibility that can restore function.
2. Stem Cell (Regenerative Injection Therapy)
This type of treatment is used to help stimulate the body’s own natural way of healing. It’s known to be one of the most promising and safe alternatives to managing chronic pain. The technique of RIT is to repair, reprogram and encourage healthy tissue to form and function normally without pain. It works with the use of AmnioBoost, an amniotic fluid supplement which is injected into the affected area.
3. PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Injection
PRP injection is a newer form of therapy where your own components of blood are taken from your body to stimulate healing. It’s a treatment prefer by those who are looking for a less invasive form of treatment.
The treatment works by taking concentrated platelets (the growing factors) from a person’s blood and inject them into parts of the body that have been damaged or injured. And, by doing so helps to stimulate the natural healing process.
What’s the right treatment?
Whether it’s Therapeutic Botox, Stem Cell or PRP, choosing the right treatment for your TMJ condition is about what will work best for you. Each treatment offers hope to improve, and in some cases, eliminate pain. It doesn’t have to be a difficult choice. AZ TMJ can help choose the right treatment for you.
Contact AZ-TMJ Today
Treating a medical condition can become something of the past once you’ve made the decision to live pain-free. At AZ TMJ, Dr. Stan Farrell has a proven state-of-the-art treatment that can help you live pain-free.
Start seeing significant improvement in as little as 2-4 weeks. Call Dr. Farrell for a consultation at 480-945-3629 today.