Beyond Dentistry Recommends Botox for TMD Relief
Many dentists treat temporomandibular joint disorders (also called TMJ disorders or TMD) and bruxism with night guards or splints, which are very helpful, but at Beyond Dentistry, San Diego, or National City, CA or the surrounding areas and are looking for relief for TMJ discomfort, we can help.
How Does Botox Work?
BOTOX and filler injections relieve pain caused by TMJ disorders and bruxism by relaxing the muscles in your face, which prevents jaw tension, clenching, and teeth grinding. This muscle relaxation helps to relieve pain in your jaw, neck, and shoulders, in addition to reducing the occurrence of migraines and headaches. It can also help protect your teeth from damage due to pressure or grinding.
After your Botox treatment, there is minimal recovery time and you can immediately and easily resume your day-to-day activities. If you are interested in scheduling Botox treatment or if you simply have some questions, please give us a call at (619) 427-1200 or email us.
BOTOX for Aesthetic Purposes
While Botox treatments are proving effective in treating some dental problems, you are probably more familiar with the use of Botox and fillers for aesthetic reasons, usually to eliminate wrinkles and fine lines. That is another popular use for the injections. Many people successfully use BOTOX injections to create a younger look and increase their confidence in their appearance.
We Can Help
We value our relationship with you. Here at Beyond Dentistry, we will thoroughly examine your situation so we can target the reason for your jaw pain or teeth grinding and begin treatment. Call us today at (619) 427-1200 to discuss Botox! We’d love to answer your questions.