Botox for TMJ Treatment
Temporomandibular joint disorder, also generally known as TMJ, is a condition which is caused by an assortment of medical problems including trauma, bruxism, and clenching. TMJ is something that builds a linkage between the lower jaw and the temporal bone in front of the ear. Clinical research suggests that more 10 million people in the United States alone are affected by TMJ. In addition, the study also found out that women are more prone to suffer from this condition compared to men. While treating this condition is commonly done through ice packs, it is still best to try the distinguished Botox procedure by Arizona Heights Dentistry.
What is Botox?
Botox is a neurotoxin protein that is medically used to cure muscular stiffness and movements as well as clear away wrinkles. It can also play a major role in enhancing and relaxing the frown lines. Furthermore, when interjected into the affected muscle area, Botox can relieve jaw tensions as well as shut the door on headaches coming from teeth grinding and rigorous stress.
While it has been primarily used in cosmetic treatments, the botulinum toxin found in Botox has been scientifically proven to be effective in treating several esthetic dental complications such as high lip line, deep nasolabial folds, black triangles between the teeth and radial lip lines. In addition, Arizona Heights Dentistry uses Botox as a medication to cure pathologic clenching, bruxism, oromandibular dystonia, gummy smile, dental surgeries, and TMJ.
What Happens During The Botox Procedure
Clinical findings show that going through a Botox method with Arizona Heights Dentistry has been sharp as a tack, uninterrupted and successful. Before going through the Botox procedure, we will ask for your complete medical history before giving you a preview of what is going to happen during the process. As soon as you understand the process, Arizona Heights Dentistry will be administering a Botox injection to relieve soreness and discomfort to the affected area. Injections can be carried out in the temporalis, masseter, frontalis or any other part depending on how severe your condition is. It is also best remembered that only the area injected by Botox will be untroubled.
A Botox procedure is expected to be completed in less than an hour. While the idea of injections creates a feeling of fear to patients, undergoing a Botox TMJ treatment process with Arizona Heights Dentistry will only cause less to no pain at all as we make it sure to help our patient avoid any discomfort reaction. Once someone completes a Botox treatment, a patient can expect problems to start fading away within one to two days depending on how you take care of yourself.
To prevent the toxin from rolling out to other muscles, the Arizona Heights Dentistry advises our patients to avoid rubbing the area injected with Botox and abstain from doing heavy physical activities. However, a Botox procedure is not ideal for everyone so it is best to talk to your dentist at Arizona Heights Dentistry and find what suits you at (623) 551-3511.