The Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) is located between your jawbone and skull and is responsible for the movement of the jaw. Disorders which originate with this joint can be debilitation and patients can experience pain when eating or speaking. TMJ injections can ease the symptoms of disorders which stem from the jaw and improve the severity of the pain.
TMJ injections are a relatively short procedure that is typically completed in under 30 minutes. Dr Richardson will administer anaesthetic prior to the procedure, and once the area is numb she will inject medication into the joint in order to provide relief.
The patient will need to remain upright for at least an hour following the procedure
And should not rub the injection site. Side effects to the procedure may include nausea, Pain at the injection site and muscle weakness, but these will typically disappear after a day or two. Patients usually see results within the first week.