TMJ & Botox®

TMJ & Botox In Lake Forest, CA

Man wincing in pain from TMJ and is looking for relief from Pankaj Narkhede DDS in Lake Forest CA.Experiencing jaw pain, headaches or facial soreness? Protect your smile against excessive wear caused by jaw clenching, and grinding. As a prosthodontist, Dr. Narkhede has extensive training in the anatomy of the head and neck, as well as the function of the bite to alleviate TMJ symptoms.

What is Temporomandibular Joint Disorder?

The temporomandibular joint is a like a sliding hinge that connects the jawbone to the skull. When this joint is not sliding as it should, you can experience pain in your jaws and surrounding muscles. Other signs of temporomandibular joint disorder include:

  • Headaches
  • Pain in the jaw joint
  • Shoulder, neck, and back pain
  • Limited jaw mobility
  • Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
  • Jaw clicking or popping

Tekscan Technology for Occlusal Correction

The T-Scan™ system enables Dr. Narkhede to perform state-of-the-art bite adjustments to help prevent TMJ. T-Scan™ provides precise digital occlusal analysis, locating premature contacts–places in your bite that touch sooner than they should–to help Dr. Narkhede adjust your bite efficiently and accurately.

Image of woman receiving a Botox injection like the services offered at Pankaj Narkhede DDS in Lake Forest CA.Botox® for TMJ

Dr. Narkhede uses Botox® to treat TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders, especially the orofacial pain associated with it. The injections often eliminate headaches that result from teeth grinding.

Schedule Your TMJ Consultation With Pankaj Narkhede, DDS, Inc. Today!

If you have questions about preventing or alleviating TMJ disorder, or any other services our Lake Forest dental practice offers, give us a call.

A consultation with Dr. Narkhede is the perfect way to answer all of your questions and determine if TMJ treatment with Botox or Tekscan could be the best solution for your smile!