Botox® as an Alternative Treatment for TMJ

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BOTOX® as an Alternative to TMJ Treatment in Strathcona, Edmonton

If you're experiencing pain or tension in your jaw, then you may have TMJ disorder. At North Whyte Dental, we offer BOTOX for TMJ disorder as an alternative treatment to alleviate pain. Our friendly general dentist is passionate about getting you out of pain so you can focus on what matters most.

We are proud to serve the residents of Edmonton, Old Strathcona, and the surrounding areas. You can trust that we will treat you with respect and compassion, regardless of the severity of your TMJ disorder. Our team offers BOTOX to treat TMJ disorder so you can eat, speak, and smile with ease. Schedule an appointment today and discover how we use BOTOX for TMJ disorder.


What Is TMJ Disorder?

Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) are easily misdiagnosed because they cause symptoms that may look like other health issues, such as headaches or neck and shoulder pain. When the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is out of alignment, or the supporting structures are inflamed, you experience pain in the surrounding areas and a loss of mobility in your jaw. TMD symptoms may become aggravated by stress due to grinding or clenching your teeth.

We offer BOTOX for TMJ disorder to relieve pain and other negative impacts. This treatment provides fast and long-lasting relief and can reduce numerous direct and indirect symptoms of TMJ disorders. Our BOTOX service can alleviate the headaches caused by nighttime grinding and instances of jaw clenching, which alleviates jaw tension that leads to shoulder and neck pain.

How Does BOTOX for TMJ Disorder Work?

You have two temporomandibular joints, one on each side of your head near your ears, where your lower jaw joins the skull. These joints see constant daily wear and strain as you eat, speak, and swallow. TMJ disorders occur when the joints become inflamed or misaligned, which leads to unnecessary tension and pain. You may even experience TMD when mental or emotional stress becomes manifested in a physical way when you clench or grind your teeth.

Our BOTOX treatment begins by strategically placing the solution in the areas that are swollen or tense. The fluid alleviates the tension and neutralizes involuntary actions like clenching your teeth. Our BOTOX treatment is reliable and safe, and it will not impair the proper functionality of your jaw, so you will be able to eat and speak like normal. As your body metabolizes the treatment over the following weeks or months, we may schedule an appointment to administer another treatment to alleviate the pain and keep the TMJ disorder under control.

Our BOTOX Treatment Process

The moment you walk into our dental office, you know that you're a priority. Our friendly team will take the time to get to know you, discuss your symptoms, and actively listen to fully understand your concerns and goals. We begin with a gentle and complete exam to determine if you're suffering from TMJ disorder and if combining BOTOX with another treatment will be an effective solution for you. Our team carefully crafts a treatment plan that is customized to meet your unique needs.

TMJ Disorder & BOTOX FAQs

We understand that selecting the treatment that is right for you is an important choice. That is why we encourage you to share your questions and concerns. Our team is happy to provide the answers and resources you need to make an informed decision regarding your oral health. Here are some of the most common questions we receive about treating TMJ disorders with BOTOX.

How long does BOTOX last?
The longevity of your treatment is determined by how quickly your body breaks down BOTOX. For many people, this treatment may last for 3-6 months. Our friendly team will provide tips and instructions so you will know when it's time to schedule another appointment so you can enjoy continued relief from jaw tension.

How do I maintain my BOTOX treatment?
While you can't prevent your body from breaking down the solution, you can take steps to make it last longer. It's best to avoid massaging or rubbing the injection site for at least 48 hours after treatment because this will displace the solution and reduce its effectiveness.

Does BOTOX hurt?
No. You may feel a slight pinch when we administer the BOTOX, but the solution that the treatment consists of is not painful.

Do you offer BOTOX as a stand-alone treatment?
We do not offer it as a stand-alone service. Our BOTOX services are incorporated into a full treatment plan consisting of multiple solutions.

Treating TMJ with BOTOX in Edmonton

If you're suffering from earaches, tension in your jaw, or headaches, you may have TMJ disorder. At North Whyte Dental, we offer BOTOX as an alternative treatment to alleviate the symptoms of TMD so you can focus on what matters. Our team combines years of experience with a compassionate chairside manner to provide the quality dental care you deserve. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.



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