TMJ Treatment – Royal Palm Beach, FL

Say Goodbye to Chronic Jaw Pain

Morning headaches, stiff facial muscles, and popping and clicking noises in your jaw are all clear signs of temporomandibular joint disorder. Located beneath the ears and attached to the base of the skull are the TMJs. Chronic pain can develop when inflammation or damage occurs in the jaw joints. If misalignment or trauma impacts these joints, it can leave you feeling debilitated. Call our dental office to get the help you need right away with TMJ treatment in Royal Palm Beach, FL.

Why Choose Pearl Palm Beach Dental for TMJ Treatment?

  • KOIS Center Trained Dentist
  • Honest, Transparent Dental Care
  • Treats Patients of All Ages

Diagnosis & Treatment

Dentist diagnosing and treating T M J disorder

You will meet with Dr. Civetti to discuss the reason for your chronic jaw pain. Using specific diagnostic instruments and equipment, she will make the appropriate recommendations to adjust your jaw and help you achieve relief from the pain and stiffness only TMJ can cause.

Equilibration/ Occlusal Adjustments

Dentist performing equilibration and occlusal adjustments

Oftentimes, TMJ pain can form because of bite misalignment. When this happens, it’s typically because the teeth are not lining up correctly and are causing pressure on the joints, wearing them down. With an equilibration or occlusal adjustment (different names for the same treatment), we can alter the teeth and/or restorations to improve the bite, allowing for less tension and pressure on the jaw joints to provide lasting relief.

Occlusal Splints

Model smile fitted with occlusal splints

Occlusal splints are basically specially-designed mouthguards that a patient only wears to bed. Made according to your natural oral and facial structure, one fits inside the mouth comfortably to provide jaw joint relief. Designed to shift the jaw slightly forward, the joints become more relaxed and accustomed to their new position over time.

BOTOX ® Injections

Jaw and skull model used to explain how Botox injections address T M J treatment

Although it might seem odd to have BOTOX injections at a dental office, you’ll be pleased to learn that Dr. Civetti is capable of administering this type of treatment to patients in need. Targeting the overworked jaw joints and muscles, the solution is injected and temporarily relaxes these areas to provide relief from any pain. Botox is not permanent and must be re-administered to maintain results, but it is proven safe and effective at treating TMJ issues.