Botox injections are a common treatment used in dentistry. Botox is a neuromodulator that relaxes your muscles. They are used to treat a variety of conditions, including TMJ disorders. The injections work by weakening the muscles in the jaw that are causing pain and tension. Our dentist in Delta has extensive training and experience administering Botox, so you can rest assured knowing you’re in good hands.
A dentist will prescribe a Botox regimen based on the symptoms of each patient’s condition. In some patients, a single Botox treatment is sufficient to relieve symptoms. In others, multiple treatments over the course of weeks or months may be necessary.
Botox and TMJ disorders
TMJ disorders are a group of conditions that cause jaw pain, headaches, and other symptoms. TMJ disorders can occur for a number of reasons, but many patients experience relief from symptoms after receiving Botox treatments.
Botox and Bruxism
Bruxism, or teeth grinding, can lead to a number of dental issues, including tooth wear, headaches, and jaw pain. These issues can be moderate to severe and may require additional treatment.
Botox injections are used to treat bruxism in some cases. The injections temporarily stop the muscles that control jaw movement, which will usually reduce teeth grinding and prevent additional dental complications.
Botox and Sleep Apnea
Botox injections for sleep apnea are a common treatment that can ease symptoms of the condition.
Sleep apnea is a condition in which a person experience pauses in breathing throughout the night. These pauses in breathing are accompanied by loud snoring. The pauses in breathing can cause the brain to wake up and attempt to breathe. This constant waking and sleeping can disrupt a person’s normal sleep cycle and cause fatigue.
Botox is sometimes used as a last resort to treat sleep apnea. It may be used to treat severe or moderate sleep apnea when other treatments have failed.
Botox and jaw clenching
Botox injections can be used to reduce excessive jaw clenching. This can reduce jaw pain, headaches, the tension in the facial muscles, and more.
Botox works by temporarily paralyzing the muscles. This can help prevent clenching and grinding.
Botox and Headaches
Botox can provide relief from headaches. It blocks nerve impulses that send pain signals to the brain. This can provide relief from migraine headaches.
Botox and Earaches
Botox can be an effective treatment for earaches. When injected into the ear, Botox can help reduce muscle spasms, which can relieve ear pain.
At Kennedy Heights Dental Centre, we strive to provide our patients with a positive and relaxing experience. If you're ready to experience the best dental care, please contact us at 778.438.2084. or visit us at 11960 88 Ave, Delta, BC V4C 3C8.