Did you know that Renken Dentistry is a Botox provider in Georgetown TX? Why would a dental practice offer Botox? Because of its ability to help patients with debilitating jaw pain! The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research references studies that estimate there are 10 million Americans living with a temporomandibular joint disorder. The temporomandibular joint is like a sliding hinge that connects your jawbone to your skull. TMJ disorder, or TMD, can give patients pain in the jaw joint and in the muscles that control jaw movement. This can occur for several reasons, such as arthritis, genetics, jaw injury, jaw clenching, or teeth grinding. While for many people, this pain is temporary and can be relieved, for some patients the pain is unmanageable.
Renken Dentistry is happy to help patients with TMJ. If you have jaw pain or other symptoms of TMJ, talk to our office about the possibility of TMJ and what you can do. One of the most common treatment options for the disorder is night guard therapy. We can fit and create a mouth guard for you to wear while you sleep, which keeps your jaw aligned and prevents clenching and grinding in your sleep. For patients with more severe pain, we offer Botox in our Georgetown TX office. Using Botox for TMJ has given some patients incredible relief. The non-surgical procedure lasts only a few minutes, and most patients report minimal discomfort. An experienced dentist will inject Botox into your facial muscles to help relieve tension and pain around the jaw.
If you are experiencing jaw pain, please call our office right away. We want to help our patients have optimal oral health and live pain-free. If you do have symptoms of TMJ, we will discuss options for treatment. Whether that’s a nightguard or Botox, a knowledgeable professional can talk over the right choices for you.