TMJ and Facial Pain

Treat jaw and facial pain and reduce discomfort with a variety of safe and effective treatment options. TMJ and facial pain can create severe discomfort, but our treatments can alleviate the issue.


What is TMJ and facial pain?

The Temporomandibular Joint or commonly referred to as the ‘Jaw Joint’ or TMJ is where the lower jaw (Mandible) hinges with the undersurface of the skull, just in front of and below the ear. TMJ pain is often called TMJ, TMD, TMPD, TMJPD etc.

Myofascial Pain is a similar condition that can also causes pain around the TMJ, muscles in the face and associated structures.

The TMJ is similar to a knee joint and its associated muscles help control the jaw during chewing, speaking and other jaw movements.

TMJ pain can be caused by problems or damage to the joint itself or the muscles and related structures around the joint…. tooth grinding, muscles stress, dislocating / clicking joints, arthritis and trauma can all cause TMJ Pain and problems.

Signs and Sumptoms of TMD

  • Tenderness around the jaws, temple region, neck and shoulders
  • Lock jaw or a ‘stuck’ jaw
  • Jaws that click or ‘pop’ during opening, closing and chewing
  • Limited mouth opening or jaw stiffness
  • Pain during chewing and changes to the way your teeth come together
  • Migraine type pain in the temple regions



Treatment with Dr Hillel New

As CDIC’s leading dentist, Dr Hillel New has been providing patients with exceptional dental care for over 32 years. Dr New has built a vast reputation for providing quality, pain-free treatments in both cosmetic and implant dentistry, and is often called upon for his expertise in identifying and troubleshooting problems with dental implants.

His dental treatment philosophy centres around a commitment to evidence-based dentistry, and he believes in effective communication as the key to treatment success and positive long-term relationships with his patients.

Treatment for jaw pain

There are many different types of treatment for TMD and jaw pain. The treatment of choice for an individual will vary depending on the cause of the problem, however the best approach is usually a combination of treatments. The treatments are similar to those for Tooth Grinding and Bruxism. Following a thorough examination and evaluation by the dentist, a treatment regime will be recommended that may include.

  • Occlusal splint therapy (nightime use)
  • Muscle massage
  • Stress management
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Anti-Wrinkle Medicine Muscle Injections
  • Trigger point injections 

Anti-Wrinkle Injections for Jaw and Migraine-Type Pain

More and more medical and dental clinicians around the world are discovering the many uses of ‘Anti-Wrinkle Medications’ in muscle relaxation which has a wide variety of therapeutic uses. Common ‘Anti-Wrinkle Medicinals’ have been widely used for cosmetic and therapeutic treatments some of which are considered ‘On Label’ uses. Treatment of Jaw Pain, Bruxism and TMD are all considered to be ‘Off label’ yet still highly acceptable uses of these drugs. There are very few risks associated with these special injections whose effects generally wear off over a period of 3-4 months. The injections are painless as a very small, almost invisible needle is used and only a small volume of diluted Anti-Wrinkle Medicine is required.

To see if your condition can be treated with Anti-Wrinkle Injections contact us immediately for a consultation appointment with Dr. Hillel New.

Dr. Hillel New received his Anti-Wrinkle Injection Training and Accreditation in the USA with the AAFE and is currently an associate member of that organisation.

Relieve pain at CDIC

Book a consultation with our team to discuss your options — we hope to see you soon.