Westboro Dental Centre Dr. Belgin Günay
Family & Cosmetic Denistry in Westboro

Botox Treatment Ottawa

Botox for TMJ and Jaw Tension: A Therapeutic Solution

Botox treatments were once solely associated with addressing signs of aging, such as wrinkles and frown lines. However, we now offer Botox treatments for therapeutic reasons as well, including the effective treatment of TMJ and jaw tension issues.

The temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ) plays a crucial role in daily activities such as talking, eating, and swallowing. Displacement or overuse of this joint can result in severe tension headaches and sharp jaw pain. Scientific studies have shown that Botox injections provide significant improvements in pain levels, jaw function, and tenderness to touch.

How Botox TMJ Treatment Works

Botox is injected into the temporalis, frontal, and masseter muscles, which can cause jaw pain and headaches. By blocking nerve signals responsible for uncontrollable muscle movements, Botox effectively relaxes these muscles.

The treatment takes only 10 to 15 minutes and remains effective for two to six months, with the frequency of treatment based on individual patient needs and symptom severity. Many patients notice that as time goes on, they can go longer between each treatment, reducing the need from 3-4 times per year initially to maintenance treatments of 1-2 times a year.

Benefits and Considerations

The benefits of Botox treatment for TMD are extensive. Patients suffering from soreness and pain due to temporo-mandibular joint issues often find substantial relief with Botox injections. The treatment doesn't interfere with daily activities like talking, chewing, and swallowing, making it a convenient and effective option for many.

Moreover, Botox treatment can help safeguard dental health by preventing excessive grinding, which can lead to worn-down teeth and damaged gums. While Botox treatment for TMJ disorders is generally safe, certain medications and substances can impact its effectiveness. Patients should disclose any medication or substance use to our dentist prior to treatment.

Cost and Coverage

The cost of Botox TMD treatment varies based on location, severity of the condition, and the number of injections required. Many dental insurance companies accept Botox TMD treatments, and our friendly staff at Westboro Dental Centre Dr. Belgin Günay can assist you in exploring available options.

If you're seeking a dentist in Ottawa for Botox treatment, please call us at (613) 722-4855 to book an appointment and discover how Botox can improve your quality of life.

If you are looking for a dentist in Ottawa for Botox Treatment please call us at (613) 722-4855 or book an appointment online.

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