Dr. Palmer is a certified Botox® provider, and can use this treatment method to reduce or eliminate TMJ symptoms. Rising in popularity, Botox is injected into the facial muscles and works to temporarily reduce muscle activity which helps relieve jaw tension. Botox is considered a non-surgical procedure and patients often report improvements within days of their first treatment. Botox may be your answer to TMJ pain, so contact us today to schedule your consultation.
Occlusal adjustment is a TMJ treatment that enables you to have a more even bite. At your visit, Dr. Kristina Palmer will have you bite down on a thin sheet of mylar paper—a color-transferring strip that shows us where your teeth are touching. After an evaluation as to where interferences are, Dr. Palmer will remove a thin amount of tooth surface to ensure proper closing. Upon completion of the procedure, you should be able to close your mouth more comfortably, helping to reduce the clicking and popping sounds, headaches or excess jaw pain from before.
If you are experiencing jaw pain or would like to learn more about TMJ symptoms or treatments, please call our Lansing, MI office at 517-213-4505
today to schedule your visit with Dr. Kristina Palmer!