What is Botox/Dermal Filler?
Saying the word “Botox” makes a person think about removing wrinkles. However, Botox is used for a lot of other health reasons, too. While Botox is commonly used to remove facial wrinkles and help people with severe headaches, it is now also used in dentistry to treat people with TMJ and teeth grinding problems. Dr. Brad Sammons helps his patients with jaw pain due to teeth grinding with Botox treatments at the Center for Advanced Dentistry. If you have painful jaw joints and TMJ, he can help you with your symptoms.
Why do you need an injection of Botox/Dermal Filler for your TMJ issue?
Botox remains traditionally used in medical procedures, dental issues, and cosmetic treatments. Botulism toxin A, which is a purified version of botulism, is the form that dentists and medical doctors use for patient treatment. Botulism toxin A has an extremely safe treatment record when injected by highly trained medical personnel.
How does Botox/Dermal Filler work to treat TMJ?
A medical professional injects Botox/Dermal filler into a patient’s facial muscles. The protein then attaches to nerve endings and inhibits nerve transmission in the surrounding area. The facial motions below the injection sites stop, causing wrinkles to disappear. The treatment lasts about four months. When Botox/Dermal fillers become injected into the proper area, the muscles of the face and jaw relax, and TMJ pain disappears. The injection can also rid you of your teeth grinding and clenching problem altogether. These positive effects can last for months before you need retreatment.
Who is a good candidate for Botox/Dermal Filler dental treatments for TMJ?
Anyone who has jaw pain caused by TMJ who is not allergic to Botox may use the injections.
To find relief from your TMJ pain and headaches, please contact Dr. Brad Sammons at the Center for Advanced Dentistry. Dr. Sammons and his skilled and friendly staff will answer any questions you may have about using Botox for dental problems or pain you may be experiencing.