Bruxism and TMD are the primary causes of jaw pain, aching facial muscles, tension in the neck, shoulders, and upper back. When the joints that connect your jaw to your skull become misaligned or inflamed, the result is often debilitating pain that can make your daily life miserable. You may suffer from stiffness in your jaw and frequent migraine headaches as a result of pressure and strain on your joints and muscles. Fortunately, there is a solution that has been proven to work in the fight against TMD pain and constant teeth grinding: BOTOX® injections from Dr. Lance Anderson in Lovell.
BOTOX® (onabotulinumtoxin A) has been clinically proven to reduce the number of headaches that migraine patients suffer every month, and it doesn’t require daily treatment. It works by temporarily paralyzing certain muscle groups in the injection area, lessening tension and allowing your jaw muscles to relax completely.
While the underlying cause of the TMD pain must be addressed as well, treatment with BOTOX® can significantly reduce the severity of symptoms associated with the condition. Injections take 10 to 30 minutes to complete and only need to be repeated once about every three months, or as recommended by Dr. Anderson.
The needles used to perform BOTOX® injections for TMD are very tiny. In fact, the majority of patients compare the sensation to that of a tiny prick or a small bug bite. As with any procedure, it is important to talk to Dr. Anderson about any medications you are taking as well as any health conditions that you may have. Our goal is to ensure that we provide you with optimal results in a way that is 100% safe as well as effective.
In addition to providing pain relief for patients suffering from TMD and bruxism, BOTOX® can also be used to enhance the appearance of the skin in the presence of crow’s feet, wrinkles, and frown lines. It is effective in cases of moderate to severe lines around and beneath the eyes, as well as between the eyebrows. It is the only FDA-approved product of its kind, making it a popular choice for both men and women seeking a more youthful and attractive appearance.
If you’d like to learn more about how BOTOX® could benefit you, or if you are ready to schedule your visit with Dr. Anderson, please contact our office today. Dr. Anderson has undergone extensive continuing education courses from the American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE) and can provide BOTOX® therapy for patients in Cowley, Basin, Greybull, Deaver, Powell, Cody, Byron, Burlington, Frannie, Manderson, and beyond.