Why A Dentist is The Optimal Provider of Botox Therapy
At Tewksbury Dental Associates, we can use Botox to help our patients in a variety of ways. We can use Botox to address the pain and discomfort caused by TMJ as well as for cosmetic applications, to ease the signs of aging. With Botox at TDA, you no longer have to let the effects of TMJ or discomfort with your appearance prevent you from living your best life!
What is TMJ?
TMJ stands for the temporomandibular joint, which works like a sliding hinge, connecting your jawbone to your skull on each side of your head. When this joint is not properly aligned, often due to muscle strain or chronic clenching or grinding of teeth (bruxism), it can cause a temporomandibular joint disorder, which is more commonly known as TMJ.
TMJ can cause discomfort or pain in the muscles of the face, jaw, neck, and shoulders; headaches or migraines; bite misalignment; as well as uncomfortable clicking or popping in the jaw. Untreated TMJ can lead to other serious health issues, including sleep apnea, serious wear and tear on teeth and gums, and pain intense enough to disrupt your day-to-day activities.
Botox for TMJ
At TDA, we offer Botox treatments to alleviate the pain caused by TMJ disorders. While many people associate Botox only with its cosmetic applications, Botox can also relieve TMJ discomfort by relaxing overworked and sore muscles in the face, neck, and shoulders.
Our experience treating TMJ disorders has shown that Botox is a very effective treatment option. Not only is it quick and easy to administer, but it also offers pain relief within days of treatment with effects that last for months between treatments. At TDA, we work with you to create a customized treatment plan to get the optimal results from treatment.
Dentists and other healthcare providers have been using Botox treatments for TMJ for many years. Most patients who have received Botox treatment for TMJ report a high level of satisfaction and noticeable pain relief almost immediately.
Perhaps the most commonly known use for Botox is for cosmetic treatments. Botox is extremely successful at easing or erasing the appearance of frown lines, creases between the eyebrows (which are also known as the dreaded “elevens”), and other fine lines or wrinkles on the face.
At TDA, Botox treatments for cosmetic applications are carefully planned out, based on your individual needs and your unique facial structure. This pre-planning allows us to strategically target just the areas of concern with the right amount of Botox to achieve the most impressive results.
While cosmetic Botox treatments are offered by other medical practitioners, we find that our specialized dental training, including the intensive study of the facial muscles, makes us uniquely qualified to expertly administer Botox, both for TMJ and cosmetic treatment. In fact, many patients say that the Botox injections given by dentists are more accurate and less painful than the injections they have received from other healthcare providers.
When you opt for Botox treatment at TDA, we strive to give you the same high-quality care that we provide to all of our patients. Whether you are looking to break free from the pain and discomfort of TMJ or you would just like to look and feel your very best, Botox treatments at TDA can help you enjoy a higher quality of life!