February 22, 2016

Most people associate Botox with cosmetic procedures, but a lesser known benefit of the product is that it is an effective antidote for tempromandibular joint disorder, or, as it is more commonly known, TMJ. If you are one of the millions of Americans who suffer from this condition, you know just how hard it is to manage your pain. And when it comes to a dentist who specializes in the use of Botox to treat TMJ in North Barrington, IL, look no further than Lakeside Dental.


How It Works

In simple terminology, TMJ occurs when the hinge connecting the upper and lower jaw is not working properly. Common side effects of the disorder include teeth clenching, teeth grinding, and mild to severe pain in the jaw and neck areas. By relaxing the facial muscles associated with TMJ, Botox effectively eliminates the pain for most patients. Here are more benefits of using Botox to treat TMJ:

  • A reduction in the frequency and intensity of jaw clenching events
  • Fast results are seen, typically within 24 to 48 hours
  • Produces results that last for 3 to 4 months, on average
  • An overall reduction in damage to the teeth, gums, and jaw
  • Aesthetically pleasing side effects such as a reduction in wrinkles and lines


Get Started Today

The first step in ridding yourself of the pain associated with TMJ using Botox is to make an appointment with Lakeside Dental. We offer several convenient ways to do this: Simply give our office a call at 866-901-0351 or fill out our quick online request form. One of our staff will get back to you within 24 hours or less. At your initial consultation, Dr. Janet Century will give you a comprehensive evaluation to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. Regardless, you will be on your way to realizing pain-free management of your TMJ in no time.



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