Botox is an injectable cosmetic treatment made of botulinum toxin. It can help in reducing the signs of aging, TMJ pain, headaches, etc. TMJ disorders can cause certain problems to jaw joint function and muscles that control the joint.
What is Botox used for?
Botox helps in addressing the following issues:
•TMJ disorders and pain
•Wrinkles and fine lines
What are the common symptoms of TMJ?
The most common signs or symptoms of TMJ are as follows:
•Aching facial pain
•Tenderness in your jaw
•Pain around your ear
•Difficulty and pain while chewing
•Locking of your jaw
•Facing problem in opening and closing mouth
•Popping sounds while opening your mouth
•A stiff jaw
With the help of Botox, the pain or discomfort caused by TMJ disorders can be alleviated even without surgery.
Is Botox right for you?
The dentist will have a look at your medical history, symptoms, and the outcome that is desired to determine if Botox is right for you. The dentist will also take dental exams and X-rays. Botox can help in improving your day to day life by treating TMJ pain, migraines, excessive sweating, or undesirable signs of aging.
What happens during Botox injections?
Dr. Karkalas will numb the area to be treated before giving Botox injections for making the whole process comfortable. She injects botulinum toxin into jaw muscles, which is associated with chewing, to provide you with relief from TMJ pain.
What can you expect after treatment?
You can get back to your normal lifestyle soon after receiving Botox injections. It might take a few days after the injections to get noticeable results. Dr. Karkalas might suggest you get a series of Botox injections that will help in giving you the best possible outcome. It would be best if you also visited regularly for scheduled touch-ups to maintain results.
You don’t have to live with TMJ pain, chronic headaches, wrinkles, or other signs of aging when Dr. Karkalas can provide you the best treatments for your problems.
Call us 401-861-2140 or schedule an online appointment with Dr. Karkalas for a consultation at our office in 151 Waterman Street Providence, RI.