Botox is a medication that can be used to completely numbs the tiny facial muscles that cause some symptoms of TMD, or temporomandibular joint disorder. Botox is most commonly associated with cosmetic enhancements to help patients look younger by blocking neuromuscular transmissions from creating frown lines and other wrinkles. For TMD sufferers, the neuromuscular transmission from the temporomandibular joint is blocked from forcing a harmful clenching habit.
Some Health Benefits of Botox
Since Botox blocks the nerve communication that creates jaw hinge joint tension, your oral health can improve in the following ways:
- Reduced teeth grinding
- Less risk of excessive tooth wear
- Decreased jaw exhaustion
Since TMJ disorder affects many aspects of your total wellbeing, Botox treatment can also improve your overall health by alleviating the following TMD symptoms:
- Chronic headaches
- Morning earaches
- Difficulty opening your mouth
- Jaw popping
- Neck pain
- Shoulder tension
What Botox Treatment Involves
First, our dentist in Farmington Hills will assess your prior medical history and current health to determine if you are a candidate. Certain medications do not collaborate well with Botox and may produce undesired results. In addition, Botox should not be used for pregnant or lactating women. If you are a candidate for Botox, Dr. Askari will administer the medication to a specific location. The injection is typically no more painful than a pin prick or a bug bite; however, Comfort Dental Spa will always seek to help you feel as relaxed as possible. If you have any anxiety, we offer nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, to help ease your nerves.
TMD Treatment in Farmington Hills
If you would like to experience relief from the daily aches and pains of TMJ disorder, call Comfort Dental Spa, located in Farmington Hills, Michigan, at (248) 474-6434 to reserve an appointment with Dr. Askari. We serve patients of ALL ages from Livonia, Novi, Farmington Hills, Dearborn, and the surrounding Detroit communities.