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How Botox® Treats TMJ Discomfort

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When you notice discomfort in your jaw, or a popping/cracking sensation, then you could be suffering from a disorder known as TMD, or TMJ disorder., To offer relief with a noninvasive solution, we could ease the strain in your jaw with a surprising solution! At Park Dental Arts in San Diego, CA, we can ease jaw joint strain with Botox®.

TMJ Disorder and Bruxism

TMJ disorder is a widespread oral health issue that develops when the joints connecting your jaw and skull become strained. Stress in the joints can upset how you open and close your mouth, and cause a host of uncomfortable symptoms to develop. Bruxism, or chronic teeth grinding, can also develop due to imbalanced bites, as well as high stress levels in your daily life. Both could be brought on by issues like tooth loss, misalignment, injuries to the face or jaw, or issues with the growth of your smile or then eruption of your teeth. Symptoms of both could include soreness in the face and jaw, toothaches and sensitivity, headaches and migraines, and earaches too. When you suffer from these symptoms, don’t ignore the issue and allow it to grow in severity and threaten your smile. Instead, see our team for treatment!

The Botox® Treatment

Our team can inject Botox® to the areas of your face and jaw when the strain is occurring. This unique form of botulism toxin then interrupts contractions in the facial muscles to stop the tension and ease TMJ and bruxism symptoms. In the months to come, this can reduce symptoms and offer relief for our patients. The treatment time takes only about 30 minutes to complete, and the results tend to last about six months, so we can re-administer the medication during your routine checkup and cleaning visits.

Cosmetic Benefits

Botox® also provides cosmetic benefits for your face too! When used, this helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, so you’re able to enjoy a more youthful appearance, with results that last for months to come. This can help you feel more confident in your appearance. If you have any questions about how we diagnose and treat issues like TMJ disorder or bruxism, or if you want to learn more about Botox®, then contact our team today to learn more!

Make an Appointment For Treatment Today

Our team can ease TMJ pain and offer facial beauty improvement too, so you can feel comfortable when you smile and enjoy better oral health as well. To schedule your next visit, please call our office in San Diego, CA, at (619) 544-1745. We proudly serve the residents of San Diego and surrounding communities. We want to help you enjoy your best smile, one you won’t hesitate to show off to the world!

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