If you frequently experience aching jaws or discomfort related to TMJ disorder or bruxism, you may find relief with an unlikely procedure: Botox. While most people look at Botox as a purely cosmetic procedure designed to erase wrinkles, the reality is much different. At Modern Dentistry of Shrewsbury, we offer Botox and dermal fillers to relieve the tension and discomfort that accompanies common dental issues, such as TMJ disorder.
What is Botox?
The botulinum toxin is a neurotoxin and protein that has been known for its therapeutic potential since the 19th century. Of course, most people associate Botox with its cosmetic uses. A safe dose of the toxin is injected into the face or facial muscles to treat a number of issues, including:
- TMJ Disorder
- Bruxism (teeth grinding)
- Cerebral Palsy
What are the Benefits of Botox and Dermal Fillers?
In addition to Botox, we also offer dermal fillers, which involve the injection of bovine collagen for similar results. Both systems can ease the tension in facial muscles and jaw joints. This reduces the myriad of uncomfortable systems that often accompany TMJ disorder and bruxism. The effects last between four and six months, easing discomfort and offering facial rejuvenation.
Do You Make a Good Candidate for Botox or Dermal Fillers?
Botox and dermal fillers are both safe and minimally invasive options for treating common dental problems. Of course, we will perform an examination and review your medical history before recommending treatment. If you have any questions about our use of either Botox or dermal fillers, please contact our office today.