Columbus Park Dental offers Botox in NYC for patients suffering from TMJ and other dental concerns. Like many dental treatments, Botox’s role in dentistry is both therapeutic and cosmetic. For example, Invisalign improves bite function and gives patients a straighter, more beautiful smile. Or a crown fills in for a broken tooth, which helps the patient chew and talk normally, while also visually filling the gap to restore confidence. And, Botox for TMJ interrupts pathology to relieve symptoms, while reducing wrinkles and the facial appearance of stress.
Dr. Sidak Singh offers Botox treatments in her Upper West Side office for the following functional and cosmetic concerns:
- TMJ/TMD symptoms
- Tension headaches and some migraines
- Bracing, clenching, or grinding (bruxism)
- Excessive gingival display (gummy smile) or high lip lin
What Does Botox Do?
Botox is a drug that temporarily prevents muscles from moving by blocking specific chemical signals from nerves. This forced relaxation of musculature can stop tension-related pathologies such as jaw clenching and teeth grinding.
Can Dentists Give Botox Injections?
Absolutely! And we can do it in a therapeutic way that addresses symptoms of tension and stress, while giving you the youthful look you’re after. Botox has provided cosmetic benefit to furrowed brows and pursed lips everywhere since the early 2000s. Its therapeutic use goes back to the late 80s; and dentists have been offering Botox for TMJ since 2013.
Reach out to Columbus Park Dental today to learn more about dental Botox. Dr. Singh will be happy to help you identify whether Botox is appropriate for your symptoms and get you started.
Botox for TMJ
Various underlying issues can cause TMJ, but at its heart is always excessive muscle tension around the temporomandibular joint. By targeting the specific muscles responsible for this unwanted tension, we’re able to interrupt unhealthy patterns so you can live a more carefree life. The deepest benefits of Botox come in the form of symptom relief, which may include:
- Reduction or absence of jaw pain
- Fewer headaches
- Less wear or damage to teeth
- More functional chewing
- No more jaw locking
But in addition to the above relief, TMJ patients who receive Botox typically also notice cosmetic benefits. Thanks to Botox’s mechanism of action, it also smooths the appearance of associated aesthetics, including lines, wrinkles, and bags.
Where to Get Botox in NYC
Search no more. Your Upper West Side neighborhood dentist can help! Call us today at Columbus Park Dental to schedule an appointment or learn more about Botox for TMJ.