At Hyde Park Dentistry of London, Ontario, Drs. Ashish Papneja and Marjan Moaveni provide patients with Botox injections for a few different dental concerns. While many individuals think of Botox injections for their anti-aging benefits, Botox is also used by dental providers to relieve the symptoms of TMJ/TMD and to help with conditions such as bruxism.
Bruxism is the medical term for grinding and clenching of the teeth. While some bruxism is normal, excessive bruxism can cause significant damage to the teeth and jaw joints. Symptoms of bruxism include headaches, facial pain, a sore jaw in the morning, worn or cracked teeth, sensitivity of the teeth to temperature changes, and even earaches.
Botox injections can treat chronic bruxism by relaxing the muscles associated with grinding and clenching. The injection works by temporarily blocking nerve signals responsible for muscle contraction at specific sites in the mouth. This helps reduce symptoms such as headaches, facial pain, and tooth sensitivity caused by bruxism.
In addition to treating bruxism, botox injections can alleviate conditions such as temporomandibular joint disorder, also referred to as TMJ/TMD. This condition is characterized by severe pain in the jaw area, headaches, and clicking or popping of the jaw. Botox injections delivered right into the muscles around the jaw joints can reduce muscle tension which helps lessen the painful symptoms associated with TMJ/TMD.
Whether you are looking to relieve the symptoms of TMD or protect your smile from bruxism, Botox injections can help. But are dentists good at providing Botox injections? Absolutely! Dentists have been using injections for decades to ensure patients are comfortable during their appointments with local anesthetics. They have the precision and skill to provide Botox injections right where needed to ensure the best possible results and maintain safety and efficiency. Drs. Ashish Papneja and Marjan Moaveni have experience providing injectables and are pleased to integrate Botox into their office as just another service they can offer for individuals in the London, Ontario, area.
When injected by an experienced professional at Hyde Park Dentistry, Botox injections can be safe and effective. These injections are readily available for patients serious about reducing the muscle tension in the jaw that contributes to TMJ/TMD and bruxism.
At Hyde Park Dentistry of London, Ontario, Drs. Ashish Papneja and Marjan Moaveni provide patients with safe and effective treatment for bruxism and TMJ/TMD using Botox injections. With regular appointments and follow-up care, they can help you find relief from your dental concerns at their practice.
The office is open to new and current patients and families seeking quality care with our Hyde Park Dentistry team!