TMJ Treatments – Chicago & Skokie
That’s right, you read that correctly – Botox is used in the dental field in addition to the cosmetic surgery field. Botox, which typically serves only as a cosmetic treatment, can also help alleviate oral pain and discomfort caused by several principle conditions or procedures, including:
TMJ Disorder: Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction, AKA Temporomandibular Joint Disorder or TMJ, is a chronic disorder that causes jaw pain and restricts jaw movement. Temporomandibular joints (jaw joints) connect your jaw to your skill, and the disorder can lead to pain and further jaw issues or complications. Causes of TMJ disorders include stress, arthritis, gum chewing, misalignment of the teeth or jaw, teeth grinding, and even poor posture.
Bruxism: This compulsive behavior, otherwise known as grinding or jaw clenching, will wear down your teeth and cause hypersensitivity, pain in lower jaw muscles and even headaches. Plus, many people grind their teeth at night without even realizing it, causing them to wake up with unexplained headaches and to feel tired even when they thought that they got a good night’s sleep.
Botox in Dentistry
Dental Botox will help you get relief from the facial pain, discomfort and embarrassment associated with problematic facial muscles and conditions. One of the major benefits of Botox is the prolonged relief it provides – TMJ treatment typically lasts approximately 4 months.
Rest assured that even if you do not like needles, the needles that we use for our dental Botox are so small, you likely won’t even feel them. The process will take minimal time out of your day and leave you with lasting results that are truly something that you can smile about.
Dr. Fedin and his team of board-certified oral surgeons have rejuvenated thousands of smiles – and spirits – through expertly executed Botox procedures.
With offices in Skokie, Western Springs and Downtown, quality Chicago dental Botox treatments have never been more accessible. For a consultation, please fill out the appointment form above or, to speak with a friendly and knowledgeable staff member, call Chicago Dental Arts at (847) 329-7300.
Your brilliant smile is waiting – call now to get started!
Painless, No-anxiety Treatment with WaterLase
Our treatment is an excellent alternative to TMJ surgery. Get relief from TMJ pain and remove the anxiety about dental work with WaterLase: our state-of-the-art, pain-free dental technology that is also free from drills and needles. Enjoy less discomfort plus reduced healing time for everything from filling cavities to gum tissue treatments. WaterLase ensures many routine procedures are more comfortable than you could imagine (and kid-friendly!).