Frequent headaches, jaw pain and difficulty chewing are symptoms of a bite disorder or TMJ. Temporomandibular Joint disorder (TMJ) is the common term for a dental health condition where chewing muscles within the mouth are highly affected in functionality because of an imbalance in the bite. Many patients do not realize they suffer from TMJ until they visit Dr. Vagnozzi-Bucci in Pennington, NJ.
A simple evaluation at the Family & Spa Dentistry can help determine if your pain and headaches are due to TMJ. Frequent headaches can increase stress, anxiety and lack of sleep. Dr. Vagnozzi-Bucci will evaluate your jaw joints and perform a bite analysis to determine if you suffer from TMJ.
There are many treatments for TMJ, including a sleep mouth guard and Botox. Dr. Vagnozzi-Bucci recently completed the comprehensive lecture and clinical training for treatment of Therapeutic and Aesthetic Botox and Facial Esthetics.
Botox Cosmetic is a prescribed medication that is injected into the muscle and has been used by millions of people for therapeutic and cosmetic treatments. Botox can be used to smooth out frown lines, wrinkles ad fine lines. There are therapeutic uses such as treating facial pain, headaches, TMJ problems, limited jaw motion, teeth grinding and muscle spasms.
When injected into facial muscles afflicted with soreness and discomfort, Botox relieves TMJ and jaw tension for many patients. The injections often eliminate headaches resulting from teeth grinding and stress. Botox only affects areas where it is injected. Treatment is normally completed within 10 to 30 minutes with minimal discomfort.
Botox treatment is non-surgical and non-invasive. To avoid spreading the Botox toxin to other muscles, patients should not rub or massage the area injected. Physical activity will also be limited for a brief time.
Located on both sides of the head at the point where the jawbone meets the skull, the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is used during eating, talking, and other everyday activities. Botox relieves jaw tension by relaxing muscles and prohibiting to the motions that produce headaches and pain.
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If you have questions about therapeutic Botox treatments or would like to determine if you have TMJ, schedule an appointment with Dr. Vagnozzi-Bucci today!