Dr. Sweeney Now Offers BOTOX® Injections to Treat TMJ Disorder
Do you suffer from headaches, difficulty chewing, or popping of your jaw? If so, you may have temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. This is the joint that connects the jaw and skull, and a disorder with this joint simply means you have a problem with your jaw and the surrounding muscles.
The good news is Austin cosmetic dentist, Dr. Mark Sweeney, may be able to help you. He recently received high-level training on how BOTOX® injections could effectively minimize symptoms of TMJ disorder. He learned from the founder and first user of BOTOX® injections for dentistry, Dr. Howard Katz, who is considered to be the best and most knowledgeable on this procedure. Just as BOTOX® Cosmetic temporarily relaxes muscles to minimize fine lines and wrinkles, the injections can also reduce muscle action around the jaw area for dentistry purposes. This TMJ disorder treatment is designed to prevent overactive muscles in and around the jaw from causing pain and difficulty associated with TMJ disorder.
Since every TMJ disorder patient has different needs, it is important for Dr. Sweeney to meet with you to determine which unique treatment plan can maximize results for you. He currently performs these two types of treatment options:
- A total of two BOTOX® injections: One injection on each side of the jaw, directly into the overacting muscle
- A small amount of BOTOX® injections at a total of 17 different sites all the way around the front, back, and sides of the head
If you think you may have TMJ disorder, or if you just have questions, please feel free to contact us today. Dr. Sweeney is also available for one-on-one consultations to determine if BOTOX® injections for dentistry may be an effective treatment for you.