Temporomandibular Joint Injections

Jaw Pain Relief

Temporomandibular Joint Injections (TMJ Injections) are a medical treatment used to help reduce pain and inflammation in the jaw joint, which is also called the temporomandibular joint.

The temporomandibular joint connects your jawbone to your skull and helps you to open and close your mouth, talk, and chew food. Sometimes, the joint can become injured, inflamed, or painful, leading to discomfort and difficulty with normal activities.


The Procedure

During a TMJ injection, a doctor will use a small needle to inject medication, such as a local anesthetic or steroid, directly into the temporomandibular joint. This medication helps to reduce inflammation and pain in the joint, which can help improve mobility and function.

The procedure is usually quick and only takes a few minutes to complete. Afterward, you may feel some mild discomfort or swelling around the injection site, but this usually goes away within a few days. It’s important to note that this treatment should only be done under the guidance of a medical professional and after careful consideration of your individual health needs.