Botox injections work to relax the muscles in the face and have traditionally been used to reduce the appearance of frown lines, wrinkles, and crow’s feet. However, since this same mechanism can work to reduce pain associated with teeth clenching or muscle tension, Botox has now become a popular therapy to treat common painful conditions such as TMD/TMJ and migraines.
Botox is designed to block the chemical signals coming from your nerves. With one simple injection into your muscle tissue, it stops the signals that cause your facial muscles to overly tighten and contract, resulting in reduced tension in your face, jaw, neck, and shoulders. If you’re one of the millions of people who grind or clench their teeth and suffer from painful conditions such as TMJ/TMD, or migraines, know that Botox Therapy is a proven effective treatment and can help you get back to living a pain-free life.
One of our dentists in Apollo Beach and Riverview will consult with you to hear about your specific needs and determine whether or not Botox Therapy is right for you.
Your Botox injections can be performed quickly and easily in-office. A little pinch is all you’ll feel and you’ll be back to living a pain-free life.
Results can be expected to last up to 4 months. You can schedule regular treatments to keep your jaw pain from returning or see how you feel down the line.
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TMJ/TMD can be caused by several different factors, including arthritis, genetics, stress, or jaw injury. Whatever the cause of your TMJ/TMD, Botox has been known to be a safe and effective solution. Ask one of our doctors about whether or not Botox is right for you and your needs.
Originally created to help remove minor cosmetic imperfections, our doctors can also administer Botox to help with the following:
Botox can be applied in a natural-looking way and doesn’t mean you won’t be able to smile or make facial expressions—you’ll actually find you might smile and laugh with more confidence!