Looking to remedy the symptoms of temporomandibular disorder (TMJD), bruxism (teeth-grinding), or chronic facial pain? Consider Botox treatment at Fort Dental Health Group.
Botox and dentistry
Botox (botulinum toxins) is used in the world of cosmetic surgery for its anti-aging, wrinkle-reducing capabilities. Today, Botox is not only used for cosmetic procedures, but has been adopted in the world of dentistry as a remedy for reducing some of the painful symptoms associated with temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJD) such as teeth-grinding, jaw and facial soreness, headaches, ear aches, clicking and popping of the jaw, and more. Botox treatment in dentistry works by blocking the nerve signals that are responsible for jaw movement, helping to relieve tension in the muscle, thus relaxing the jaw.
Botox treatment for TMJD
As seasoned dental professionals with a deep understanding of facial anatomy, its structure, muscles, nerves, and overall oral and maxillofacial health - who better to administer Botox treatment for TMJ Disorder and facial pain than our dentists in Fort Saskatchewan?
When you come in for a visit, your dentist will assess your symptoms, jaw and face to determine the best treatment plan for you – options such as a night guard/occlusal splint will also be explored. If determined that Botox is the right course of treatment for your symptoms, your dentist will administer targeted injections into the temporalis, frontal and masseter muscles in your jaw to relax and weaken the muscles, helping to remove tension and stress in the region.
The procedure typically takes 10-15 minutes, with results that can last from 2-6 months. It’s recommended to repeat the treatment once every few months as necessary; however, your dentist will determine a schedule based on your individual needs and symptoms. In some instances, patients have reported that their symptoms of TMJD have lessened over the course of Botox treatment, with some symptoms disappearing altogether overtime.
Dr. Patricia Kenny
Dr. Levi Ross
Dr. Lindsay Patterson
201 - 10010 88 Ave.
Fort Saskatchewan, AB