If you suffer from a TMJ disorder or bruxism (teeth grinding), Dr. Lori Ann Safar can provide BOTOX® therapy as an alternative treatment to reduce jaw pain and help you manage your condition. BOTOX injections are an easy and effective treatment, and work to relieve pain and discomfort so that you can improve your health and quality of life. For more information about BOTOX treatments for jaw pain in San Diego, California, and to schedule your consultation with our experienced dentist at Celebrity Smile, please call us today at 858-461-6730.
The temporomandibular joint is a joint located on both sides of your head where your jawbone connects to your skull. This jawbone is used throughout the day as you speak, chew, swallow and perform other daily actions. When this joint becomes overworked, displaced or damaged, it can result in significant pain and discomfort.
By injecting BOTOX into the facial muscles in these areas, our dentist can relieve soreness and discomfort, and can often eliminate the headaches and lock jaw that result from TMJ disorders and teeth grinding. BOTOX is successful in treating these issues because the injects freeze the muscles in the area near the injection site, enabling them to relax and preventing the grinding motions that cause the problem.
Your BOTOX injection can be administered in our office by Dr. Lori Ann Safar. No hospitalization or anesthetic is required, and your treatment can be completed in just a few minutes. You may experience some temporary side effects, such as mild pain, bruising, numbness or redness at the injection site, headaches, temporary nausea or muscle weakness. These side effects will dissipate shortly.
Please inform Dr. Lori Ann Safar of any substance use or medications that you take prior to treatment, as they could impact your BOTOX treatment.
If you have any questions about BOTOX therapy for TMJ disorders and bruxism, please feel free to contact our office today. We look forward to helping you improve your health!