TMJ, Teeth Grinding & Migraines
BOTOX® Cosmetic, a treatment commonly used to minimize the appearance of lines and fine wrinkles around the eyes, gently relaxes facial muscles and can be provided in our office! And it has the amazing bonus benefit of headache and facial tension reduction when treatments are administered regularly.
Because of its ability to relax muscles, we have found additional benefits, past the typical cosmetic perks, in the treatment of TMJ Disorder (TMD) and bruxism (teeth grinding). Generally speaking, BOTOX® is tolerated very well by most patients and the majority of its effects for your jaw tend to occur within a day or two with maximum benefits taking full effect after about one week.
What is TMJ Disorder and Bruxism?
TMJ is short for the temporomandibular joint. This joint acts like a sliding hinge, connecting your jawbone to your skull. Dysfunction of this joint can lead to pain, discomfort, and headaches.
Bruxism, or teeth grinding, is often a closely related condition that causes unnecessary wear and pressure within the jaw. This happens mainly during the night when you are asleep but can occur with you not even knowing during the day – stress gets to us all.
Suffering too long with these conditions can damage the jaw joints and your teeth. We are so excited to offer a solution for everyone here in Little Rock.
How Does BOTOX® Treatment Work?
Treatment with BOTOX® only takes a few minutes and can be relatively pain free. Your dentist will use a very small needle to deliver BOTOX® directly into your facial muscles, relaxing your jawline and allowing for your joints to ease into comfort.
Over time this treatment can make a huge difference in how you deal with Bruxism, TMJ disorder and, of course, fine lines and wrinkles.
Contact Us to Learn More about the Benefits of BOTOX® in Our Dental Practice
Contact one of our staff today to get assessed for TMJ and Bruxism treatment. Let’s find what the best solution is for you. Contact us at 501-455-6100.