Did you know Botox can be used to help ease dental pain as well as provide cosmetic benefit? At Trail Ridge Dental in Longmont and Johnstown, we offer Botox® not only for cosmetic purposes, but for patients experiencing pain associated with TMJ and jaw tension.

What is TMJ?

TMJ is an abbreviation for temporomandibular joint which is where the upper and lower jaws meet. When you open and close your mouth or chew your food, this joint moves your jaws together. If the jaws do not close properly, this can cause pain and other complications. This discomfort can be noticed when chewing, talking and swallowing. The jaw may make a popping sound or just feel uncomfortable. TMJ problems result from teeth grinding, a misplaced jaw or excessive jaw movement. Jaw pain can lead to neck pain as well as constant headaches as the jaw joints trigger pain signals to the neck and head.

How Does Botox® Help With TMJ?

Your dentist can examine you for signs of TMJ and other dental pain. If you are looking for relief, your dentist may recommend Botox®. Botox® can be effective in relieving discomfort and soreness related to TMJ and other dental pain. Botox® is released into the facial muscles and causes those sore muscles to relax. As the muscles relax, this can help relieve jaw pain and keep the jaw from locking. It can eliminate headaches and other pain associated with TMJ.

Botox traditionally has been used for treating small cosmetic problems such as fine lines and crow's feet between the eyebrows. Trail Ridge Dental can provide Botox treatments for anyone who is looking for a more youthful appearance. Just a few treatments can smooth away frown lines and give you a younger look.

What can I expect from Botox®?

The Botox® treatments take, on average, 10-30 minutes to administer depending on how much Botox® your dentist recommends. The areas being treated can be numbed beforehand so you will feel minimal pain. Botox® will relax the muscles almost immediately and your tender muscles will begin to feel relief. You will have noticeable improvement in as few as one to two days after the injection of the Botox®.

Schedule your Botox® Appointment Today

Are you experiencing dental pain or TMJ problems? Or just want a more youthful appearance? Are you looking for Botox® for dental pain in Longmont or Johnstown, CO? Your search can end at Trail Ridge Dental. Give our office a call today to set up a consultation!