Visit Centerville, OH dentist to learn about the use of Botox for TMJ/TMD
When a patient has been diagnosed with TMJ or TMD, they may have many questions for their dentist. How long will this condition bother me? What can be done to treat it? Why do I experience daily jaw pain? All of these questions can be answered by Dr. Daniel Cobb of Alex Bell Dental in Centreville, OH. For many of our patients who are diagnosed with temporomandibular joint disorder, we find that Botox injections are the most effective treatment for them.
Botox for TMJ disorders in Centerville, Ohio
Dr. Daniel Cobb and his associates at Alex Bell Dental provide the diagnosis and treatment of temporomandibular joint disorders. The temporomandibular joint is the jaw joint that hinges the upper and lower jawbones. They open and close to allow patients to chew and speak effectively. However, if the joint or the surrounding muscles become dysfunctional, they can lead to a host of problems for the patient. Individuals who are diagnosed with this condition often experience:
- Chronic pain in the jaw area
- Reduced mobility due to locking of the jaw in the open or closed position
- Regular headaches and migraines
- Ear aches/ear noises
- Clicking, popping, and grinding noises of the jaw joint
- Tenderness of the joints and muscles of the face, neck, and shoulders
Patients who have these concerns will need to get a proper diagnosis from their dentist before seeking treatment. Treatment at our practice often includes Botox injections.
Botox is a neuromodulator that works to inhibit muscle contractions. In doing so, it reduces the discomfort patients experience when they have been diagnosed with TMJ/TMD. The injections are done in the muscles surrounding the jaw and can relieve patients of common discomforts associated with their condition. It is safe, effective, and long-lasting.
Request an appointment with Dr. Daniel Cobb and his team today
At Alex Bell Dental, we believe in providing patients with the best possible care for their smile, as well as help address conditions such as TMJ/TMD. If you are considering Botox injections to address the pain and discomfort of this condition, contact the front office by calling (937) 200 8300. Our office is conveniently located at 900 East Alex Bell Road in Centerville, Ohio and accepts new patients.