Can Botox really relieve my TMJ pain?
12 percent of Americans suffer from Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ). This disorder is a condition affecting the jaw joints and surrounding muscles and ligaments. It can be caused by trauma, an improper bite, arthritis or just standard wear and tear.
While this isn’t a life-threatening condition, it can have a significantly negative affect on your dental and oral health. Common symptoms include jaw tenderness, headaches, earaches and facial pain.
Your Dental specialists here at Bogota Dental Center made it our job to provide an option that can allow you significant relief and allow you to live comfortably. The surprising answer is Botox. The relief can last up to 3 months after your first injection.
How does it work?
Most people think of Botox® as a cosmetic treatment to soften wrinkles, but Botox® is capable of so many other things. It’s a ‘neuromodulator’ that uses botulinum toxin type A to do the following:
- block nerve signals from the brain to relax muscles
- calm overactive sweat glands, and prevent certain movements
- That’s what makes Botox® a viable treatment for TMJ disorder symptoms
- By disengaging certain jaw muscles responsible for chronic TMJ pain
- reducing their spasm and tension
So in return Botox® ultimately relieves jaw tension, muscle spasms in the neck, tension headaches, teeth grinding, and in severe cases it will also minimize the possibility of lockjaw and give patients more range of jaw movement.
To see if you are a candidate, call us today for a risk-free assessment of your mouth and we will come up with a plan to relieve your TMJ pain that works best for your individual needs.
We are in two locations for your convenience,
Bogota Dental Center, Totowa, NJ
Phone (appointments): 973-298-5861 | Address: 360 US-46, Suite 3, Totowa, NJ 07512
Bogota Dental Center, Bogota, NJ
Phone (appointments): 201-345-4008 | Address: 85 East Main Street, Bogota, NJ 07603
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