TMJ, or temporomandibular joint disorders, affect the form and comfort of your smile. Bite disorders like TMJ often result in symptoms including chronic headaches, jaw tension, and facial pain. TMJ occurs when the temporomandibular joints which connect the skull and jawbone are injured. Patients with crooked teeth or a misaligned bite are more prone to developing TMJ disorders than others.
Our professional dental team at Vassey Dental Partners treats TMJ in Peachtree City, GA. Although it may seem unusual, Botox® may be used to treat TMJ. But how does TMJ occur, and what painful symptoms does Botox target?
TMJ Causes and Symptoms
Common causes of TMJ are:
- Misaligned and crooked teeth
- Jaw injuries
- Dental trauma
- Stress and anxiety
- Teeth clenching and grinding (bruxism)
There are also multiple symptoms of TMJ to look out for before seeking treatment, including:
- Jaw pain
- Ear pain
- Difficulty chewing
- Facial pain
- Joint locking
- Chronic headaches
Please contact Vassey Dental Partners if you have noticed any of these signs of TMJ disorders. Our dentists will examine your jaw structure and create a tailored treatment plan based on your specific needs.
How Does Botox Work?
Dr. Kate Robinson is among the first dentists in the Atlanta, GA area credentialed by the Georgia Board of Dentistry to administer Botox® injections. She can safely administer Botox treatments to patients who suffer from headaches, facial pain, bruxism, and other TMJ symptoms.
Dr. Robinson will determine if you are a good candidate for Botox after consultation and thorough examination. To treat TMJ, Botox® is injected into the head and neck muscles. Botox contains an active ingredient that blocks nerve signals and relaxes the muscles. Results can last up to three months to stop painful symptoms at the source.
Call Vassey Dental Partners Today
If you are a new patient, contact our Peachtree City, GA dental office today by calling (770) 676-1291. Current patients of Vassey Dental Partners may call our office at (770) 487-5346. You may also request a consultation with our dental team on our website. Dr. Robinson and the rest of our dental team look forward to seeing you at your next dental appointment.