Many people have never considered Botox can be used for therapeutic purposes. But the reality is Botox can help with TMJ issues and teeth clenching (Bruxism). Botox works by inhibiting the movement of muscles. This means it can also inhibit muscle movement that affects TMJ and bruxism. Marielaina Perrone DDS has extensive training and experience in using Botox injections both for esthetic and functional treatment.
Teeth grinding (bruxism) can cause jaw pain, headaches, and damaged teeth. Teeth grinding can occur during sleep or when awake, especially when you are under stress. Studies have shown Botox injections in the facial muscles that control chewing can fix your issue. As a result of the Botox action, you will see relief from teeth grinding and clenching.
Dr. Perrone uses the proper dosage and location of injections to make the treatment as natural as possible.
TMJ disorders can be quite painful. They can be due to the previously mentioned bruxism or due to trauma. Botox can help the muscles of the TMJ relax, giving patients relief quickly and easily. Botox injections can help relieve the pain and other symptoms when you suffer from headaches and jaw tension, even if you have not responded to other, more traditional treatments.
A simple, nonsurgical, outpatient procedure
Botox injections for TMJ or bruxism can take about 30 minutes, and Dr. Perrone can include this Botox treatment in your routine dental appointments. Dr. Perrone injects Botox into your forehead, temples, and jaw muscles to relieve jaw pain and headaches.
She will determine the number of injections needed and in what areas for maximum results. Botox injections use a very fine needle and are minimally invasive and easily tolerated. Topical anesthesia will be offered as well if needed. Dr. Perrone injects the Botox into each treatment area.
You may feel relief over the first day or two following Botox treatment. However, it will often take a few days to feel a significant difference. Following your dental appointment, you can return to your daily activities.
Botox has been proven to be safe and effective for cosmetic as well as medical conditions. Ask Marielaina Perrone DDS if Botox Cosmetic is right for you! Dr. Perrone also offers Juvederm dermal fillers as an adjunct to Botox cosmetic injections.
Contact Marielaina Perrone DDS at (702) 458-2929 to schedule a no-cost cosmetic consultation appointment if you are ready for a smile makeover. We cannot wait to help you with your oral health and your smile makeover to create your dream smile in Henderson, Summerlin, and Las Vegas, NV.