How BOTOX® Relieves Jaw Joint Strain

September 19, 2023

Do you have tension and stiffness in your face and jaw? These are common symptoms of TMJ disorder, also known as TMD. The disorder could lead to poor oral health and uncomfortable symptoms, but we have a surprising solution to bring relief! In today’s blog, your Lake Orion, MI, dentist talks about the relief offered with BOTOX®.

The Causes and Warning Signs of TMJ Disorder

TMJ disorder occurs when the jaw joints undergo excessive strain, which leads to uncomfortable symptoms and even issues opening and closing your mouth. Lack of treatment could also lead to bruxism, or chronic teeth grinding. These disorders could cause headaches, migraines, jaw pain, earaches, facial aches, and pain in the neck and shoulders. You could also experience popping or clicking in your jaw. The discomfort could also include toothaches and tooth sensitivity, or even chipped or cracked teeth, if you grind or clench your teeth too. When you experience these symptoms, you should talk to our team. We can examine your smile with advanced imaging technology to identify the factors behind your tension and jaws stiffness, so we can choose the most appropriate treatment plan. For many, we can offer relief with BOTOX® injections.

Help with Injections

Treatments will be conducted by Dr. Ashleigh O’Brien, a member of our team who is certified by the Aesthetics Medical Education Training Program, and is certified in the administration of Botulinum Toxin Type A and Dermal Fillers for therapeutic uses. When we administer BOTOX® via injections into specific areas of your face and jaw, we relax muscle activity and ease symptoms, so you enjoy relief in a few days following treatment. The benefits last for months, and we can re-administer as needed during your checkup and cleaning visits.

Of course, there are also facial esthetic benefits too, as relaxing muscle contractions help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in your face, so you enjoy a more youthful appearance following treatment. These results then last for months as well, so you could feel more confident in your appearance too. If you have any questions about easing the stiffness and pain of untreated TMJ disorder or bruxism, or about how we do so with BOTOX®, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to bring relief and help you enjoy better oral health and a comfortable smile, one that looks great too.

Learn More About Treating TMD By Contacting Our Team

We’re ready to offer a comfortable and effective option for easing stress and strain in your facial and jaw muscles. For more information on treatment for issues like jaw stiffness and strain to bring relief and help you enjoy your best smile, then please contact Lake Orion Family Dentistry in Lake Orion, MI by calling 248-693-6213.

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