TMJ disorders are caused by an imbalance in the relationship between your skull and jaw bone, the muscles that move your jaw, and your nervous system. This imbalance can result in a wide range of problems, including muscle weakness and fatigue, muscle spasms, dysfunction of the joint, and even changes in your teeth. These issues can cause several symptoms, varying from patient to patient.
So how does Botox aid in resolving these issues? When injected in the areas affected by your TMJ, Botox will relieve tension in the jaw by disabling specific muscles that cause the strongest movements, which is one of the most common causes of pain and headaches. One of the best parts about Botox is that it is quick and non-surgical. There is no requirement to go to a hospital, and the entire procedure can be completed here in our Dallas dental office! An improvement in TMJ symptoms will usually be noticed within the first couple of days following treatment. Complete relief may take up to a week.
How will you know if Botox is the correct treatment for you? When you come to see us, your Dallas dentist will review your medical history and adequately diagnose you to decide whether you are eligible for this form of TMJ treatment. It is essential to provide your dentist with details regarding any medications or substances you have or are currently taking, as they may have an adverse reaction to Botox. Once you have been cleared for treatment, a plan will be put in place to aid in relieving any discomfort you are experiencing due to your TMJ disorder!
Botox is a wonderful option for providing relief to patients. It can restore your ability to chew, swallow, and talk without discomfort. It can also protect the health of your teeth, as TMJ disorders may result in clenching and grinding, even while you are asleep. If you grind your teeth often, they can become worn down, and your gums may be damaged. Both of these issues can result in expensive dental treatment, so the best option is to deal with the root of the problem with Botox!
We would love to provide you with more information on how Botox can effectively treat any TMJ disorder you may be dealing with and add comfort to your life. At East Quarter Dental, we serve every
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