Using Botox® To Ease Myofacial Pain

celina botox treatmentWhen you have disorders like TMD or bruxism, this could cause an array of painful symptoms due to the tension and strain on the jaw joints and more. To ease myofacial pain and bring relief, we offer a surrounding solution. In today’s blog, your Celina, TX, dentist talks about using Botox® to ease uncomfortable symptoms.

What is Botox®?

Botox® is a unique medication that uses the onobotulinumtoxinA, derived from botulism, to prevent muscle movement. This was created to treat issues such as neck and muscle spasms, excessive sweating, pain and aches in the muscles following injuries, and other issues. However, it was quickly found that this can offer benefits in dentistry, addressing jaw joint disorders. You’re also familiar with the cosmetic benefits, as this has been used to ease tension in the facial movements, relaxing muscles to prevent lines and wrinkles around the mouth, nose, eyes, and in the forehead, offering a younger appearance in many cases.

TMJ Disorder and Bruxism

TMJ disorder and bruxism are two unique jaw joint disorders, but ones that are often related. TMJ disorder occurs when the joints connecting your jaw and skull become strained. The disorder could cause trouble fully opening and closing your mouth. Bruxism refers to chronic teeth grinding, which damages smiles and causes uncomfortable symptoms, as well as a higher risk of cavities and infection. Both are linked to headaches, migraines, jaw pain, facial aches, neck and shoulder pain, and a popping or clicking in the joints. But with Botox®, we can ease the tension in the jaw and face, which prevents the symptoms from occurring and brings relief to your smile. We can then repair any damage to the teeth with biding or a custom-made crown. We could also combine this with oral appliance therapy too.

Improving Facial Esthetics

The treatment is administered via an injection to specific parts of your face, and the effects can last as long as six months. This also helps you enjoy a younger appearance. We can administer these as part of your checkup and cleaning visits if you need treatment for myofacial pain, or if you would like help controlling fine lines and wrinkles. If you have any questions about the cosmetic components, or any of our other cosmetic treatments, then talk to our team. If you’re ready to address the pain on the face, jaw, and neck, then again let us know so we can schedule a consultation and see what treatments you may need!

Talk To Your Celina, TX Dentist About Cosmetic Improvements

We would love to help you avoid uncomfortable myofacial pain whenever possible. If you would like to find out more about our array of unique preventive treatments, then contact your Celina, TX, dentist, Dr. Ganjoor, by calling (214) 851-0130.