For patients who suffer from dental or jaw pain, Rico Dental offers BOTOX and dermal fillers in Elk Grove, California. Though best known for smoothing out wrinkles, these treatments can alleviate TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders and jaw tension.
Dr. Jorge Rico uses BOTOX as an alternative treatment for TMJ (temporo-mandibular joint) disorders and associated jaw tension and pain. The temporomandibular joint is located where the jaw bone meets the skull on either side of the head. If moved out of place or irritated by teeth grinding, TMJ disorders can cause tension headaches and jaw pain. For many patients, BOTOX relieves TMJ and jaw tension by relieving tense muscles—typically the temporalis, frontalis, and masseter—and by isolating jaw movement. The injections often eliminate headaches that are caused by teeth grinding, and can even minimize lock jaw. Although BOTOX treatment is still experimental, there is strong evidence for its effectiveness.
To learn about how our dentist uses BOTOX to treat TMJ, or if you suspect you may be suffering from a TMJ disorder, call us today at 916-684-8200 and schedule your appointment.