You’ve probably heard of BOTOX® for helping to rejuvenate your skin and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. But did you know that BOTOX® can also help to treat temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) symptoms? The same methods that help smooth skin and provide a youthful appearance can relieve headaches and weaken the muscles contributing to pain in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Learn more about how it works and if you qualify for treatment with BOTOX®.
What Are the Symptoms of TMD?
The TMJ is a joint that connects the jawbone to the skull near the temple. Pain in this joint can be caused by a number of issues, such as teeth grinding, arthritis, genetics, or even a jaw injury. Signs that you may have TMD include:
- Headaches or discomfort in the jaw or ear
- When you open your mouth, there is a clicking or popping sound
- Difficulty chewing or speaking
- Locking of the jaw joint
- Facial pain
TMD can be debilitating, making even small, simple movements difficult and painful. Seek treatment if you are having symptoms of TMD that are persistent.
How Does BOTOX® Work?
BOTOX® is one of the treatment options available for treating TMD symptoms. But how? Essentially, BOTOX® reduces the activity of facial muscles by weakening them. These muscles tightening and loosening are what lead to the fine lines and wrinkles patients are looking to minimize. However, they are also responsible for the tension and pain that cause TMD symptoms. By relaxing the tension in these facial muscles, you can also help to relieve jaw pain.
With BOTOX® treatment, you may notice less pain in the jaw and face, less intense headaches (or none), less teeth grinding and clenching, and even improved sleep.
Schedule a Consultation Today
If you’re currently suffering from TMD symptoms and are interested in treatment with BOTOX® in Georgetown, TX, Aesthetic Dentistry can help. They aim to provide each patient with an improved quality of life by utilizing the most advanced techniques available. At Aesthetic Dentistry, they develop lasting relationships with each patient and strive to provide an excellent experience. You can schedule a consultation by calling (512) 819-9100 or visit their website.