Why would a dentist offer Botox for Loami, IL patients? While Botox is normally considered for cosmetic enhancements, there are other uses for it as well. It has been used effectively for treatment of Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction, commonly called TMD or TMJ. This disorder of the temporomandibular joint, which connects your jaw to your skull, can range in severity from mild to severe. It may become inflamed due to arthritis, overuse, or a jaw injury, resulting in pain or discomfort in your jaw, neck, face, and ears. TMJ can also lead to headaches and migraines which can be debilitating.
Helping You Live Pain-Free
If you are experiencing pain in your jaw throughout the day or during regular activities like chewing and talking, talk to Renken Dentistry about options for treatment. There are different treatments available, including Botox for Loami, IL patients. An experienced dentist will review your oral health history and current symptoms to help determine the right treatment for you. If your TMJ is caused by clenching your teeth, a custom-fitted mouth guard can help. Sometimes patients grind or clench teeth together during sleep, which can both damage teeth and cause pain to the jaw and face. By wearing a mouth guard, it can protect your teeth at night and relieve the pain you feel in the daytime. A custom-fitted mouth guard, also called a night guard, will comfortably fit to your teeth and be made precisely for your mouth, so you can wear it every night with ease.
We also offer Botox for TMJ, which can help patients release the extreme tension in the jaw and lessen the headaches associated with the disorder. Botox injection for TMJ is used in cases where the patient feels discomfort or pain in their jaw and/or is suffering from bad headaches as a result of the disorder. Our doctors will carefully assess your needs and offer Botox for Loami, IL patients if necessary. Botox for TMJ can relieve symptoms within just a few days as the tightness and tension release. If you are experiencing the symptoms of TMD/TMJ, there is relief available. Contact Renken Dentistry to meet with a dentist and discuss your options.