Botox® for TMJ
Botox® is an alternative treatment option for jaw tension and pain, including temporomandibular joint (or TMJ) disorders. The temporomandibular joint, which connects the jawbone to the skull, gets a lot of daily use when you speak, chew, and swallow.
In some cases, patients suffer from teeth grinding and jaw clenching that can cause tension and pain in the jaw and lead to TMJ disorders, among other things. With Botox® treatments, the powerful jaw muscles that you clench unconsciously can be inhibited somewhat, allowing you to continue using your jaw as it was intended, without the pain and tension that result from clenching and grinding.
This fast and easy treatment can deliver results within just 1-2 days, reducing jaw pain and associated issues. It may also reduce headaches, neck aches, and other aches and pains related to jaw pain and tension or TMJ disorders.
Botox® for Teeth Grinding
Botox® can be used to treat bruxism, commonly called teeth grinding or clenching, in a way that targets the problem with a quick non-surgical solution to both ease pain and help prevent further damage to teeth. Many dental patients prefer the convenience and pain relief from a Botox® treatment for bruxism over wearing a traditional night guard.
Teeth grinding can happen while you’re asleep or awake and often you may not even realize you’re doing it. If you’re experiencing facial pain, headaches, earaches, tooth sensitivity, cracked or chipped teeth, then Botox® treatment may be able to alleviate your symptoms and protect your teeth.
A Botox® injection for teeth grinding often starts working within a day or so and typically last 3-4 months. Appointments are quick and easy. Contact Dr. Daryl Robertson for a consultation to find out if Botox® will work for you.
Botox for Facial Muscle Pain
Patients who have tried many other treatments for muscle or joint pain around the head and neck to no avail may benefit from Botox® therapy from a dentist. Botox® is a safe alternative that has proven to be very effective in facial muscle pain relief.
Botox® works by relaxing muscles to prevent the extreme contractions which lead to soreness and discomfort. It’s been used for years by dentists to treat TMJ, teeth grinding, jaw clenching, and muscle pain. Whether you have chronic or acute facial pain, dental patients can get fast and convenient relief that lasts about 4 months each time.
Dr. Robertson at Above & Beyond Dental offers Botox® therapy for those suffering and frustrated with facial muscle pain. For more information, call to schedule an appointment today