Botox for TMJ Treatment
The temporomandibular joint disorder is generally known as TMJ. This condition is caused by an assortment of medical problems. This includes trauma, bruxism, and clenching. TMJ builds a linkage between the lower jaw and the temporal bone in front of the ear. Clinical research suggests that more than 10 million people in the United States alone are affected by TMJ. Also, the study found that women are more prone to suffer from this condition than men. Treating this condition is commonly done through ice packs.
What is Botox?
Botox is a neurotoxin protein that is medically used to cure muscular stiffness and movements. Botox can also clear away wrinkles. It also plays a major role in enhancing and relaxing the frown lines. Furthermore, Botox can relieve jaw tensions, as well as headaches coming from teeth grinding and rigorous stress. Botox 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. Some of the complications are 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
We will ask for your medical history before going through the Botox procedure. As soon as you understand the process, Arizona Heights Dentistry will administer a Botox injection.
A Botox procedure can be completed in less than an hour. While the idea of injections might be unpleasant, we do our best to help minimize discomfort. Within one to two days, any discomfort will start fading away. Please follow our after care instructions. Arizona Heights Dentistry advises our patients to avoid rubbing the area injected with Botox. In addition, abstain from doing heavy physical activities. A Botox procedure is not ideal for everyone. It is best to talk to your dentist at Arizona Heights Dentistry and find what suits you at (623) 633-7358.