In recent years, Botox® has been used more and more for treating temporomandibular joint disorders (referred to as TMD or TMJ) than it has for cosmetic purposes. Originally designed to smooth out wrinkles and frown lines, Botox® injections can also relieve the tension that is occurring in the joint from TMJ/TMD. This in turn can reduce headaches, lockjaw, discomfort, and jaw tension, as well as connected symptoms such as shoulder and neck pain. Cranbrook Family Dental is proud to offer Botox® at our Kimberley sister office.
One of the best things about Botox® treatment for TMJ/TMD is that most normal functions can still take place, including eating, biting, swallowing, and talking. The only thing that is affected is the pain and discomfort associated with TMJ/TMD – in that it goes away or is greatly reduced!
Contact Cranbrook Family Dental today to book a consultation and find out if this procedure is right for you!