If you have a TMJ disorder, you may find that it affects your ability to live comfortably from day to day. Dr. Babak Joobbani and Dr. Jennifer Joobbani provide TMJ treatment in Columbia, Maryland, including night guards and BOTOX®, to help manage your condition, alleviate your discomfort and improve your quality of life. To schedule a consultation with our experienced dentists and learn how TMJ treatment can benefit you, call Joobbani Dental Designs today at 410-872-3999.

TMJ Disorders

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the joint that connects your lower jaw to your head. TMJ disorders, also known as TMD, develop when this joint is stressed, misaligned or injured. Some factors that may contribute to TMJ disorders are stress, teeth grinding and clenching, arthritis in the jaw joint, and trauma or injury.

Common signs of TMJ disorders include:

  • Grinding, clicking and popping sounds when you move your jaw
  • The inability to open your mouth widely
  • A locked or stuck jaw
  • Pain when chewing and biting
  • Pain in your neck, shoulders or ears
  • Frequent or recurring headaches and migraines

The treatment you receive for your TMD will depend on the cause and severity of your condition. Our dentists will most frequently recommend night guards or BOTOX but may also recommend jaw and facial relaxation exercises or other lifestyle changes. During your initial consultation, our dentists will evaluate your joints and mouth and discuss your options with you.

Night Guards

Night guards are a type of mouth guard and are custom made to fit your mouth comfortably and help protect your teeth and mouth while you sleep. They are often recommended for managing nighttime bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching) as well as TMJ disorders. Your night guard will be designed to protect your teeth as well as moving your jaw into proper alignment, alleviating jaw tension, headaches, pain and other symptoms you may be experiencing.


BOTOX is often a good solution for treating TMJ disorders because it acts to block pain signals from your nerves to your muscles. This helps prevent the reflexive clenching motions and tension that contribute to TMJ disorders, allowing your muscles to relax. This in turn relieves discomfort and helps your body begin to move away from habitual movements. BOTOX is provided in a simple injection, making your treatment quick and comfortable, and the results can last for up to four months. Depending on your individual needs, our dentists may recommend BOTOX on its own or in combination with other treatments.

Schedule a Consultation

For more information about TMJ treatments and to schedule your one-on-one consultation with our skilled dentists, please contact our office today.

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