Dentist in Colorado Springs, CO utilizes Botox injections for TMD patients
When patients in the Colorado Springs, CO area hear the word “Botox,” what often comes to mind is the use of this injectable to address fine lines and wrinkles on the face. But did you know that Botox injections also work for certain dental conditions, such as TMD? Temporomandibular joint disorder is a condition that affects the jaw joint and can cause significant discomfort. Patients in the area seeking dental and facial pain relief will find that Botox with a dentist can help!
What is Botox?
Botox is a medication formulated with botulinum toxin type A. This medication is used for reducing muscle contractions. While Botox is often thought of as a cosmetic enhancement option for the treatment of aging skin, it has been used in many different areas of medicine. Botox can address chronic migraines, overactive bladder, and cervical dystonia. When the dentist injects Botox into the muscles around the jaw joint, it can reduce the symptoms of TMD and even bruxism, which can cause clenching and grinding of the teeth.
Why should I visit a dentist who offers Botox?
When it comes to finding relief from facial pain, working with a dentist who offers Botox injections allows patients to have this and other treatments done during the same appointment. It eliminates the need for patients to make multiple appointments with different professionals for the same concerns.
What are the benefits of Botox injections?
- Done quickly in the dentist’s office
- Is minimally invasive and well-tolerated
- Is an affordable way to address TMJ/TMD concerns
- Effective and FDA approved for dental use
- Long-lasting, providing relief for several months
Is Botox right for me?
Dr. Mark H. Wright of the Colorado Springs, CO area encourages patients to speak to him about the possibility of using Botox injections for dental and even facial pain relief associated with TMJ, TMD, and bruxism.
Ready to discuss the possibility of Botox injections for TMD?
If you are interested in dental and facial pain relief with Botox injections, now is the time to connect with Dr. Mark H. Wright at (719) 624-4122. The office is located at 930 North Cedar Street in Colorado Springs, Colorado and accepts new patients and families.