October 31, 2016
You find yourself sitting quietly at the table as everyone tells stories about their day. You’re usually not this taciturn, but it’s literally painful for you to talk. Ever since you woke up this morning, your jaw has been clicking and popping. Even the meal you just had was a task to eat because of the pain in your jaw. You just wish you could make it stop. Now you can with Botox in Ft. Collins from Aspen Dental Care with Dr. Shiloh Lindsey.
Botox and TMJ Pain
Botox is a protein that is naturally produced by a certain strain of bacteria. Botox has been used for years as a method of pain relief, as well as cosmetically. Patients who experience bruxism (nighttime teeth grinding) or TMJ pain (pain in the jaw joints in front of the ears) can find relief with Botox therapy. The Botox is injected into the muscles of the jaw that are involuntarily contracting while you are asleep and causing you pain. This renders them unable to move, allowing them to heal, as well helping to stop the chronic soreness. You will still be able to move your jaw to speak and eat normally. Treatment only involves a few small injections into the muscles that are distressed. Depending on how many you need, treatment can take anywhere from 10-30 minutes. You should start to notice a difference in a few days, and continued treatment may be needed over time.
As the saying goes, time marches on. Years of joyful living can leave you with laugh-lines and wrinkles that you would rather not have. One of the easiest ways to help eliminate these wrinkles is through Botox therapy. Botox is injected into the facial muscles that cause the contractions that lead to wrinkles. By limiting these contractions, the skin is not able to wrinkle. Obvious lines on your forehead, eyes, lips, and even neck can be reduced or temporarily eliminated through the use of Botox. Treatment usually involves a few tiny injections into specific muscles on the face. This treatment is also extremely quick, taking as little as 10 minutes. You will see the benefits within days, and they can last up to 6 months.
Is Botox Right For Me?
Botox is ideal for patients who are looking to relieve their jaw pain or eliminate facial wrinkles. You don’t have endure pain while doing simple things like talking and eating anymore. If you are curious about what Botox could do for you, please give us a call today.
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