Botox might not be the first thing Jerome, IL patients think of when they consider going to the dentist. However, who better to administer Botox than a professional who has focused their learning entirely on the mouth and face? Renken Dentistry’s team of experienced and skilled dentists are proud to offer Botox for TMJ patients.
Temporomandibular joint disorder, also known as TMJ or TMD, is a disorder that affects the joint that holds your jawbone to your skull. Pain can occur at one or both of these joints, right in front of your earlobes. This pain can radiate down into your jaw, making it difficult to chew, drink, sing, and talk. TMD can also cause a locking of the jaw, migraines, and/or teeth grinding. All of these symptoms can be uncomfortable or even extremely painful. Botox for TMJ has been found to relieve the tension in the jaw, which alleviates these symptoms. Renken Dentistry offers Botox for Jerome, IL patients as one way to manage these symptoms. A dentist will talk with you about different options to address symptoms, which can include a custom-made night guard to protect teeth against grinding or orthodontics to fix misaligned teeth. Botox is one of many options one of our experienced dentists can help you navigate.
If you are experiencing discomfort in your jaw, you may have TMJ/TMD. Botox can help Jerome, IL patients manage symptoms and relieve pain. We offer a variety of TMJ treatments in our dental office. Botox can be administered in our office, only takes a few minutes, and requires no downtime. You will be able to drive yourself home within an hour. Every patient is different, but most feel relief from their TMJ symptoms within a few days. Talk to your Renken dentist about managing your TMJ/TMD today.