Here at Schön Dental, we provide Botox injections for Rochester IL residents. We offer these injections for a variety of both cosmetic and therapeutic uses. One of the most common – and arguably most important – uses is for the treatment of jaw tension.
The temporo-mandibular joint provides two key functions to allow your mouth to properly open, acting as something akin to a door hinge, letting you properly open and close, as well as allowing your jaw to slide forward and backyard, a motion commonly referred to as transition. Like virtually every other part of the body, this joint can be fractured, causing it to swell and become sore. If your teeth are misaligned, then teeth grinding is another potential cause for this discomfort, due to creating to much stress on the joint. TMJ syndrome, or TMD, is a result of too much stress, pressure, or other wear to this joint, and can cause minor to major pain for those affected. Common symptoms for those suffering from this can include headaches that are very similar to migraines, swelling of the face, tenderness of the jaw muscles, difficulty chewing, or a clicking or popping sound when opening or closing the mouth.
Treatments for this issue can vary, but for those who are dealing with more intense symptoms, we offer Botox for TMJ. It is a non-surgical procedure that are administered by a trained doctor and doesn’t require a hospital stay. A simple injection helps to relieve jaw tension by relaxing the affected areas and can take as little as 10 – 30 minutes. While this treatment is still experimental, evidence has indicated that it is extremely effective.
Get Botox injections in Rochester IL by professionals with the knowledge, experience, and dedication that you deserve by giving us a call at (217) 697-5190. We also offer other treatments like night guard therapy, so just talk to one of our experts and determine what’s best for you!