Learn the Facts About TMJ Pain and the Benefits of Botox Injections
- Posted on: May 30 2023
If you wake up every day with headaches and jaw pain, you may be struggling with a certain dental condition. This may include conditions known as temporomandibular joint disorder, commonly referred to by its acronym of TMJ/TMD. Additionally, conditions such as bruxism, which causes clenching and grinding of the teeth when sleeping, may also be at play. With a proper diagnosis, you can find an effective treatment to improve your quality of life while protecting your beautiful smile from damage. Drs. Nancy Gill, Dallas Kenson, and Evelyn Qi are the dental professionals at Golden Dental Solutions in Golden, CO, and can provide a proper diagnosis and treatment solutions for your condition.
What causes TMJ/TMD and the pain associated with it?
TMJ/TMD is caused by inflammation in the jaw muscles, usually due to excessive use of the muscle for talking and chewing. This can be a result of poor dental alignment, misaligned teeth, or grinding your teeth at night. If left untreated, this pain can become chronic and debilitating.
The team at Golden Dental Solutions offers advanced treatments to help relieve your discomfort and improve your oral health. We provide custom-fitted mouthguards that are designed to prevent tooth damage from clenching and grinding while keeping the jaw open during sleep. Additionally, we may recommend Botox injections. Botox is a common neuromodulator that is known to address wrinkles and folds on the face for cosmetic purposes. However, it can be used throughout the body to address muscle tension. When Botox injections are administered to the muscles around the jaw and chin, it can reduce the tension that contributes to pain and discomfort from TMJ/TMD. Most treatments will provide relief for several months before reinjection is required.
Find out how this procedure can change your life!
If you have been dealing with pain and discomfort associated with conditions such as TMJ/TMD or bruxism, you are not alone! Call Drs. Nancy Gill, Dallas Kenson, and Evelyn Qi of Golden Dental Solutions in Golden, CO, to book your consultation visit. The office can be reached at 303-277-9600 and is open to new patients.
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