Today, people primarily think of Botox® as a treatment for wrinkles. Actually, though, Botox was first developed to treat crossed eyes. It’s also used to treat neck muscle spasms, excessive sweating, migraines, urinary incontinence, and more.
In fact, at Dental Arts of Beverly Hills, Arman Dayan, DDS, Xuan Yue, DDS, and Anne Kim, DDS, use Botox to smooth wrinkles, ease migraines, and help people living with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.
If you’re living with jaw pain caused by TMJ, we can help with this quick and convenient treatment.
The temporomandibular joints positioned on either side of your face connect your jaw to your skull, allowing you to chew and talk. But problems with either or both of these joints can cause wide-ranging discomfort.
In fact, TMJ disorders can cause:
- Jaw tenderness
- Aching across your face
- Jaw pain
- Trouble talking or chewing
- Ear pain
- A locking or grating sensation when you move your jaw
- A clicking sound when you move your jaw
Often, TMJ disorders result from overactivity in the muscles that support your TMJ, causing chronic tension in the area.
You probably never realized how much you move your jaw until you started to experience jaw discomfort. Now, you know that your jaw is mobile throughout the day. Suddenly, basic tasks like speaking or eating feel daunting.
You can try medication or physical therapy to ease your jaw pain. Or you can resort to surgery. But if you’re looking for instant, minimally invasive, no-downtime jaw pain relief, Dr. Yue, Dr. Kim, and Dr. Dayan offer treatment with Botox.
Using Botox to alleviate jaw pain
For wrinkles, Botox works by temporarily paralyzing the muscle causing your wrinkle, allowing the skin over the muscle to relax.
For your jaw pain, it works similarly. When Dr. Kim, Dr. Dayan, or Dr. Yue injects your jaw with Botox, it temporarily weakens the treated muscles. This allows the area around your jaw to relax and prevents the overactivity that leads to your jaw pain. And because Botox is fast-acting, you’ll feel this relief nearly instantly.
What’s more, getting your Botox treatment at our office is a quick, no-downtime treatment. You can continue on with your day right after getting your TMJ treatment.
If you’re living with jaw pain, it’s time to learn more about how Botox can bring you dramatic relief fast. To find out if this TMJ treatment is right for you, call our office, or book an appointment with us online today.