Botox is not only for enhancing beauty, but can be used as a treatment for many different medical conditions. At Sara Cummins Aesthetics & Implant Dentistry we use Botox injections to treat TMJ and bruxism.
What is TMJ?
The abbreviation TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint, the part of your facial muscles and joints that move your jaw up and down and from side-to-side. Sometimes the TMJ can become overstressed, which leads to a painful condition known as TMD, or temporomandibular joint disorder. Here are some of the most common symptoms of TMD:
- Clicking noise when opening and closing the mouth.
- Difficulty biting or chewing.
- Earaches and headaches.
- When the jaw seems to frequently lock.
- Jaw pain.
- Pain on both sides of the face.
What is Bruxism?
Teeth grinding and jaw clenching at night are referred to as bruxism. Since the symptoms of bruxism often occur during sleep, it is difficult to know if you have the condition. However, there are some signs that you can look for to see if your jaw pain or headaches are caused by bruxism:
- Long lasting facial pain.
- Damaged teeth, gums or dental fillings.
- Swelling in the jaw area.
How Can Botox Help?
Since TMJ and bruxism both involve the muscles of the face and jaw, Botox injections are used to help the facial and jaw muscles relax. This can also help you to avoid teeth grinding and clenching while sleeping.
Enjoy a Spa Environment While Receiving Botox Treatments
If you are recommended for Botox injections at our office, you will be treated to the conveniences of a spa environment. Here are some of the luxuries you will enjoy during your visit to our office:
- Heated Neck Pillows
- Entertainment iPads
- Complimentary Massages (available on designated weekdays)
You don’t have to suffer through the pain of TMJ or the damaging results of bruxism! Make an appointment with Sara Cummins Aesthetics & Implant Dentistry, and find the relief you have been hoping for!