Cosmetic Dentistry of Napa Offers Botox for TMJ Treatment

February 20, 2024

Dr. Sasha Rozenberg, a Napa dentist, is a member of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics and is credentialed to perform therapeutic Botox injections. Botox is a purified protein form of botulinum toxin, a solution that can effectively treat TMJ Disorder (also referred to as TMD). In this article, we discuss how Botox may be beneficial in the treatment of TMJ disorder.

What Is TMJ Disorder?

TMJ Disorder is a condition related to problems with the temporomandibular joint that connects the jaw to the skull. Often triggered by a misaligned bite, persistent teeth grinding, or simply overuse of the temporomandibular joint, TMD and overactive musculature along the joint can lead to numerous symptoms that negatively affect everyday life.

Symptoms may include:

  • Jaw and/or lower facial pain
  • Clicking or popping of the jaw
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Headaches
  • Neck, back, and shoulder discomfort
How Does Botox Alleviate TMJ Disorder?

When strategically administered around the jaw and head, botulinum toxin injections work to temporarily relax hyperactive muscles in targeted areas, providing significant relief from the effects of TMD. Treatment results generally last three months or more, so routine follow-up injections are recommended to maintain long-term relief. With that in mind, many patients experience longer-lasting results with subsequent treatments, and often need less during these follow-up procedures since the muscles are essentially being retrained to function better.

TMJ Dentist In Napa, CA

Botox injections may not be the most effective solution for everyone suffering from TMJ Disorder, which is why seeking the expertise of a dentist who has received advanced training and certification in performing botulinum toxin injections is important. At Cosmetic Dentistry of Napa, Dr. Sasha Rozenberg will thoroughly assess your symptoms and oral health to determine the proper course of action. Based on your unique needs, she can administer the injections, or she can recommend another treatment for TMJ Disorder that may be better suited to your specific case.

To schedule an appointment at Cosmetic Dentistry of Napa, please call 707-257-7771 or conveniently fill out our online contact form.

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