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GENERAL DENTISTRY – BOTOX

The Benefits of Botox for TMJ/Teeth Grinding 

How Botox Reduces Pain & Discomfort Associated with TMJ

Three Reasons to Consider Botox Treatment

Reduced Pain and Discomfort

Botox injections can provide relief from TMJ symptoms and reduce pain and discomfort.

Prevents Teeth Grinding

Botox can prevent teeth grinding, which can cause further damage to your teeth and jaw.

Non-Invasive Treatment Option

Botox is a non-invasive, quick, and effective treatment option for TMJ that does not require any downtime.

What is Botox?

Botox is a neuromodulator that has been used for cosmetic purposes for years, but it can also be used to treat a variety of medical conditions. When injected into the muscles responsible for jaw movement, Botox can help relax them, reducing pain and discomfort caused by TMJ. 

What to Expect

You will receive several injections throughout your facial muscles, including your temple and jaw muscles. You can resume most of your normal daily activities immediately, but avoid rubbing or massaging your face for a few hours. While you’ll begin to feel some improvements within a day or two, it may take several days before you notice a significant difference. The treatment typically lasts about 3-4 months, providing you with long-lasting relief. 

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Botox Treatment FAQ

Botox is a neurotoxin that is used to treat a variety of medical conditions, including TMJ, as well as for cosmetic purposes, such as reducing the appearance of wrinkles.

When injected into the muscles responsible for jaw movement, Botox helps to relax them, reducing pain and discomfort associated with TMJ.

Yes, when administered by a qualified healthcare professional, Botox is considered safe for TMJ treatment. However, as with any medical procedure, there is always a risk of side effects or complications.

A Botox treatment for TMJ typically takes only a few minutes to administer.

While some patients may begin to experience relief within a day or two, it typically takes several days for the full effects of Botox to be felt.

The effects of a Botox treatment for TMJ typically last for about 3-4 months. After this time, further treatments may be necessary to maintain the results.

Other Information

Are you experiencing discomfort or pain in your jaw, especially when chewing or speaking? You might be suffering from a condition called TMJ, or temporomandibular joint disorder. This can be caused by a variety of factors, including teeth grinding or clenching, stress, and even arthritis. Fortunately, there is a solution that can help alleviate your symptoms: Botox. 

What is Botox? 

Botox is a neuromodulator that has been used for cosmetic purposes for years, but it can also be used to treat a variety of medical conditions. When injected into the muscles responsible for jaw movement, Botox can help relax them, reducing pain and discomfort caused by TMJ. 

Benefits of Botox for TMJ/Teeth Grinding 

  • Reduces pain and discomfort: By relaxing the muscles responsible for jaw movement, Botox can reduce the pain and discomfort associated with TMJ. 
  • Prevents teeth grinding: Botox can also be used to prevent teeth grinding, which can cause further damage to your teeth and jaw. 
  • Non-invasive: Unlike other treatments for TMJ, such as surgery, Botox is a non-invasive option that does not require any downtime. 
  • Quick and effective: Botox injections typically take only a few minutes to administer and can provide relief from TMJ symptoms within a few days. 

Real-life example 

One of our patients, John, had been suffering from TMJ for years. He had tried a variety of treatments, including medications and physical therapy, but nothing seemed to provide long-term relief. After discussing his options with our team, John decided to try Botox injections. Within a few days, he noticed a significant reduction in his TMJ symptoms, and he has been able to enjoy his favorite foods without pain or discomfort. 

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Our Process -- And Yours

Non-surgical treatment, the method of choice for early-stage gum disease, essentially amounts to a deep, professional cleaning of the teeth that gets at the tartar under the gumline and includes the application of a local antimicrobial.

Vigilance (yours)
It's important to be vigilant for gum disease because it can be painless, revealing itself only when valuable treatment time has been lost.
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Local anesthesia (if needed)
Root-planing and scaling clean down to the roots. We may use a local anesthetic to make you more comfortable.
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Root-planing and scaling (deep-cleaning)
If diagnosed in the early stages, the preferred and more conservative (i.e., non-invasive) option is scaling and root-planing.
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Anti-microbial application
We proactively apply an antimicrobial to the affected areas to kill and guard against any bacteria there that could pose a setback.
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Ongoing home care and vigilance
You establish and make a habit of a rigorous home dental-health regimen that includes thorough brushing and flossing, and ongoing vigilance for flare-ups.
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Our Process -- And Yours

Non-surgical treatment, the method of choice for early-stage gum disease, essentially amounts to a deep, professional cleaning of the teeth that gets at the tartar under the gumline and includes the application of a local antimicrobial.

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Vigilance (yours)
It's important to be vigilant for gum disease because it can be painless, revealing itself only when valuable treatment time has been lost.
Local anestheisa (if needed)
Root-planing and scaling clean down to the roots. We may use a local anesthetic to make you more comfortable.
Root-planing and scaling (deep-cleaning)
If diagnosed in the early stages, the preferred and more conservative (i.e., non-invasive) option is scaling and root-planing.
Anti-microbial application
We proactively apply an antimicrobial to the affected areas to kill and guard against any bacteria there that could pose a setback.
Ongoing home care and vigilance
You establish and make a habit of a rigorous home dental-health regimen that includes thorough brushing and flossing, and ongoing vigilance for flare-ups.

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