Botox Treatment for TMJ in Kamloops
Botox is a well-known and effective treatment in dentistry. Though it is most popularly known to remove and improve frown lines, wrinkles, and other cosmetic applications, dentists have also been using Botox for therapeutic purposes. Aberdeen Dental Arts in Kamloops provides safe, non-surgical, and reliable treatment for Temporomandibular joint disorders or TMJ, TMD, and other issues like tight jaw muscles and grinding and clenching teeth.
Before administering Botox injections and treatments, our dentist will check the patient’s medical history and suitability. It is crucial to remember that it is not recommended for pregnant or lactating women, and it may not produce the desired results if used with certain medications and substances. Get in touch with us to book a Botox consultation at our clinic in Kamloops and discuss your concerns with our experts.
How Does Botox Treatment Work?
Botox is a purified, natural protein that is used to relax muscles in both cosmetic and therapeutic applications. When it comes to dentistry, it can help reduce the intensity of muscle contractions and provide relief to patients who suffer from:
Bruxism or grinding or clenching teeth
Jaw displacement and stress-related jaw movements
Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) or temporomandibular joint dysfunction can cause severe jaw and facial muscle pain.
Botox injections alleviate the above conditions by relaxing the jaw muscles, thus preventing unconscious jaw movement and headaches related to teeth-grinding. Depending on the amount required, the Botox® injections take about 10-20 minutes to administer. Because it is non-surgical, these injections are no more painful than a pinprick and can be performed at our dental clinic. Though regular activity can be resumed immediately after the Botox treatment, we advise our Botox patients to avoid strenuous activity for 24 hours after treatment. It could take several days to feel the full benefits of the Botox treatment, and will continue to work for up to 3 months.
Benefits of Botox Treatment
Botox offers the following key benefits when it comes to TMJ treatment:
Eliminate and prevent headaches caused by involuntary teeth grinding.
Prevent lockjaw, discomfort, pain, and jaw tension.
Improve and alleviate shoulder and neck pain.
Substantially reduced jaw tension.
Daily functions such as speaking, swallowing, and biting are not affected.
If you’re dealing with any issues listed above, please call us to speak with our dentists. We can schedule an appointment for your Botox treatment in Kamloops if needed.
We offer a range of comprehensive dental services to help you take care of your oral health and give you the confidence to flash a bright smile. We are always happy to welcome new patients, and our friendly and experienced team looks forward to serving all your dental needs in and around Kamloops. Contact us for more information!