TMJ Treatment with Botox in Barrie, ON
One thing our patients notice right away at Park Place Dental is how our doctors utilize state-of-the-art technology to offer exceptional dental care. This means that you’ll have access to services here that you may not find at other dental practices.
A good example of this is Botox treatments. Dr. Moore is certified Botox provider and we’re proud to utilize this innovative treatment to help our patients eliminate painful headaches, migraines, and bruxism, which is clenching and grinding your teeth, typically at night while you sleep. Here’s how Botox works.
What is Botox and How Can it Help Me?
Botox is a purified form of Clostridium botulinum, which is Botulinum toxin type A. It is designed to inhibit the release of certain chemicals between a nerve and a muscle, which causes the muscle to relax for a period of time.
Dr. Moore has been trained on exactly how to intentionally inject Botox into the right muscles to reduce your symptoms. Botox treatments typically last around 4 to 6 months before needing an update.
The Benefits of Botox
Botox is widely known for its anti-aging benefits because when it relaxes muscles, it also reduces wrinkles and facial lines. However, those who suffer from debilitating headaches can also find relief with Botox because of the freezing effect it delivers to muscles.
Treatments with Botox are also highly successful for muscles that may be working at night to cause headaches, bruxism, excessive wear, and other damage to your teeth. Patients who suffer from Temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ, can also benefit from Botox treatments since bruxism is often the cause of painful TMJ issues.
Is Botox Right for Me?
If you suffer from frequent headaches, facial pain, clicking or popping in your jaw, or excessive wear to your teeth, it may be a good idea to find out if Botox would benefit you. Dr. Moore is happy to discuss your concerns with you and create a plan if it seems Botox is the right treatment for your needs.
Some patients may also notice improvements with the use of a night guard to protect their teeth during sleep, or a combination of these two treatments together.
Don’t let pain hold you back from living the life you deserve any longer! Give Park Place Dental a call today to learn more about how Botox can help you and schedule a consultation with Dr. Moore.