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Will DDS offers Botox treatments for our patients. Botox is used to treat a variety of cosmetic and therapeutic needs. While you may think of a plastic surgeon or esthetician when you hear Botox, keep in mind that dentists are experts in the field of facial construction. Who better to provide cosmetic and therapeutic pain relief than someone formally trained in the oral and maxillofacial areas? Our licensed staff work to provide the maximum level of comfort in a clinical setting.
Botox works by inhibiting the release of acetylcholine at the neuromuscular junction. By inhibiting acetylcholine, which causes muscle contractions, Botox can reduce the intensity of muscle contractions in the facial area or inhibit them altogether, providing relief for those suffering with TMJ disorderS and other conditions.
Botox can be used to effectively treat TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders when given at trigger points that can cause pain and soreness in the jaw, head, neck, and shoulders. Millions of Americans suffer from TMJ disorders and pain. The most common treatments are over-the-counter pain relief, special diets that limit hard or crunchy foods, and sterile saline and local anesthetic treatments. Unlike sterile saline and local anesthetic, which only work for a few minutes or hours, Botox treatments can provide relief for TMJ pain for months afterward.
Bruxism is a term used to describe an involuntary clenching of the teeth. Many people who suffer from TMJ disorders unknowingly clench their teeth in their sleep or throughout the day. Clenching is often a symptom of psychological stress and anxiety. It’s important to treat bruxism to prevent dental complications associated with clenching, including periodontal disease. Botox can provide long-term pain relief for clenching and can reduce the severity of complications associated with bruxism.
Ready to set up a consultation to find out if Botox is the right choice for you? Our team will work with you to create a custom treatment plan that can include same day treatment. You can set up a consultation today by calling 615-941-3358 or by filling out our contact form online.
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