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Your temporomandibular joint is essentially the hinge located behind your teeth that connects your jaw to your skull. Many people suffer from temporomandibular joint disorder, commonly referred to as TMJ or TMD. People who suffer from TMJ disorder experience a variety of symptoms including:
- Hearing Clicking or Popping Sounds When Chewing
- Severe Headaches or Pain in or Near the Joint
- A Feeling of Tightness When Speaking
- An Inability to Fully Open the Mouth
Traditional treatment for TMJ disorder have included prescription painkillers and orthodontic splints, but these treatments may not be effective in treating pain associated with the disorder. For patients who suffer from frequent TMJ induced headaches or jaw pain, Botox® in Idaho Falls may be the answer. The toxin can be used to completely relax the muscle around the joint, helping to minimize painful contractions for several months.