Botox Therapy at Smile Care Dental Center
Our patients who use Botox for cosmetic rejuvenation are pleased to find that they look noticeably younger after their treatment. You can target unwanted wrinkles, such as frown lines, forehead lines, and crow’s feet and see results just days later!
However, we also provide a more therapeutic reason for Botox Therapy in regards to Jaw Tension and Headaches.
Botox Treatment for TMJ and Jaw Tension
Botox can also be used to treat discomfort from TMJ issues, clenching and grinding, and it works to alleviate headache pain which is why Dr. Harvinder Singh decided to pursue further education in Botox. By preventing the muscles in the head and neck from contracting, many patients with these troublesome conditions are able to finally find relief. Studies from accredited publications have shown that patients who received Botox injections experienced significant improvements in pain, function, ability to open their mouth and levels of tenderness to palpation. Botox relaxes the muscles in the jaw which engage in the powerful, often unconscious movement of the jaw that produces headaches and pain.
What’s Involved in Botox TMJ Treatment?
Botox injections take only 10 to 15 minutes and remain effective for anywhere between three and six months. Therefore, like its cosmetic counterpart, Botox TMD treatments must be repeated every few months depending on the patient. Most patients who receive Botox treatment regularly after a year to two, have noticed a decrease frequency in needs for retreatment due to the fact that their muscles have atrophied over time. Therefore, the need for Botox treatment can decrease from 3-4 times a year to maintenance treatment of 1-2 times a year.
If you have TMD and Dr. Harvinder Singh determines that you are a good candidate for this treatment, how often you’ll need to receive Botox injections to relieve symptoms will depend on the severity of your condition.
Benefits of Botox Treatment for Jaw Tension
The benefits of Botox treatment for TMD are many. For people suffering from soreness and pain resulting from problems with the temporo-mandibular joint, Botox injections often provide substantial relief. While reducing the ability of facial muscles to engage in problematic grinding, Botox allows them to perform daily activities such as talking, chewing, and swallowing. This makes the Botox alternative treatment for jaw tension a convenient, effective option for many people. In addition, the treatment can help safeguard dental health, since excessive grinding can result in worn down teeth and damaged gums that may require costly treatment.
If you are looking for dental clinics in Abbotsford that offers Botox, turn to Smile Care Dental Center. We are happy to help you find a date and time that works well with your schedule. Contact us today!