What makes you happy about living in Billerica? Is it getting together with family and friends for a picnic in Manning State Park?
The annual tradition of picking out pumpkins, apples, and Christmas trees at Griggs Farm? Or is it spending a sunny day swimming or fishing at Micozzi Beach?
Unfortunately, it’s hard to feel happy doing any of your favorite activities when experiencing chronic pain along your jaw, neck, or shoulders. Taking advantage of all that Billerica has to offer can become impossible when you have the constant worry of underlying pain.
Keep reading to learn how getting Botox in Billerica, MA, makes you Happier!
What is TMJ?
If you have chronic pain along your jaw or neck and shoulders, you may have a TMJ disorder. TMJ stands for the temporomandibular joint, which works like a sliding hinge, connecting your jawbone to your skull on each side of your head.
At Merry Dental, we often see TMJ pain in patients who habitually clench or grind their teeth, also known as bruxism. However, there are other causes as well, including arthritis, genetics, and jaw injuries.
TMJ pain is a common medical issue for many Americans. The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research estimates that more than ten million Americans are affected by TMJ disorders.
TMJ disorders can lead not only to localized jaw and neck pain but can also be the cause of headaches and facial tension. TMJ disorders can make it hard to comfortably open and close your mouth leading to painful clicking, popping, or grinding sounds when you chew, speak, or yawn.
The teeth grinding that leads to TMJ disorders can result in poor sleep quality as well as causing permanent damage to your teeth.
Botox for TMJ
At Merry Dental, we can alleviate the pain caused by TMJ disorders with Botox treatments. Many people associate Botox with its cosmetic applications.
However, it has proven to be an effective method for controlling the pain caused by TMJ disorders by relaxing overworked and sore muscles in the face, neck, and shoulders. We find that Botox for TMJ disorders is an ideal treatment.
Botox is easy to administer, offers pain relief within days of treatment, and the effects last for months. Medical practitioners have been using Botox for years, and it is completely safe when administered by a trained professional, like the dentists at Merry Dental.
Dentists are uniquely qualified to expertly administer Botox to alleviate the pain from TMJ disorders and other causes of pain in the neck and facial area. As part of their dental training, dentists spend years studying facial anatomy and have extensive experience injecting anesthetics in the same maxillofacial areas treated with Botox.
Many patients even find that the precise Botox injections done by dentists are more accurate and less painful than injections given by other health care professionals.
If the pain caused by TMJ disorders affects your ability to enjoy life in beautiful Billerica, Botox treatments at Merry Dental can help!
Do you want to learn more about what Botox treatment at Merry Dental can do for you? Schedule an appointment at Merry Dental in Billerica, MA, today!