BOTOX® for TMJ and Jaw Tension in Las Vegas, NV
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About BOTOX and TMJ
The TMJ (temporomandibular joint) is the place where your jaw attaches to your skull to enable you to open and close your jaw smoothly. Sometimes the temporomandibular joint is injured or damaged, causing a debilitating condition known as temporomandibular joint dysfunction or disorder (TMD). If you are having pain or hearing noises whenever you open your jaw, then schedule an appointment with our team to see if you have TMD. At Elegant Smiles in Las Vegas, NV, our team utilizes innovative tools to diagnose and care for your TMD to ease painful symptoms. Your treatment will be dependent on the cause of your TMD and your particular condition, but a few treatment options include oral appliances (night or mouth guards), bite adjustment, dental restorations, and even BOTOX, which can be highly effective.
How Does BOTOX Treat TMJ?
Temporomandibular joint dysfunction could be brought on by an injury to the jaw, years of grinding your teeth and clenching your jaw (bruxism), or a misaligned bite (dental malocclusion). The most common symptoms of TMD are pain or tenderness in the jaw, spasms in your face muscles, feeling as if your jaw is rigid or stuck, and frequent headaches that start in front of your ears. Another symptom is hearing cracking, popping, or clicking whenever you move your jaw. Throughout your examination, our dentists will evaluate how your jaw moves and start looking for indications of teeth grinding, jaw clenching, and misalignment of your teeth. They will also palpate the jawbone and surrounding area for any swelling and tenderness. Our team may want to have digital x-rays of your lower face along with an analysis of your bite to search for underlying causes that may determine your therapy approach. Based on the exam, our team will go over your treatment options, which may include BOTOX, a dental appliance, teeth straightening, or restorative dentistry (crowns, bridges, and dentures).
BOTOX injections to your forehead, temple, and jaw muscles can help treat symptoms, decrease pain, and increase mouth movements. Improvement can be felt within a day or two after treatment, but it usually takes several days to feel relief. Our doctors may suggest other ways to ease pain and other problems on your own, including eating softer foods, avoiding chewing gum and biting your nails, applying heat to your jaw, and relaxation techniques. Our team also can give you exercises to strengthen your jaw or prescribe medication to relax your jaw muscles (and relieve pain, anxiety, or inflammation).
Elegant Smiles Reviews
Everyone is so nice here and I am well taken care of. Today I came in for my six month cleaning and exam. I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Huynh. She cleaned my teeth and I was pleased that she took her time. I know not many people enjoy going to the dentist, but I really do. I did have some traumatic dental experiences when I was a child, so in the past I did have fear. At Elegant Smiles, I am relaxed knowing that I am in great hands with both Dr Phan and Dr Huynh. Even when I had a filling on my last appointment, the numbing and procedure did not hurt at all! The staff wants to make sure my comfort is a top priority. I highly recommend Elegant Smiles for all of your dental needs.
I wish I could give this dentistry a million stars. I’ve struggled with anxiety when it comes to pain especially at dentist I’ve only ever had bad experiences. I communicated that because I trusted them and they take such good care of me. They make sure I can’t feel any pain or if I do get anxiety they get me water and accommodate me in any way possible with time, patience, netflix to distract, and the massage feature on the chair. They are such kind people here. The assistants remember anything I’ve ever told them which is crazy because they see thousands! You’re always greeted with a gentle voice and smile at the front. Kayla was amazing at the front desk and now they have someone new just as great. They really do their part in the community to take care of others and doing it as their job. I’m so thankful I have chose them.
One day while searching for a great dental practice in Las Vegas, I discovered Elegant Smiles and loved what I read about the husband and wife dental team as well as the wonderful reviews left by happy clients. I was overjoyed when I found out that they accepted my insurance. 25 years ago I cracked a molar and subsequently chose to receive a dental implant from another specialist. My implant is doing just fine, but I love the experience Dr. Phan has in this area, so I chose him as my dentist. I am one happy patient!!!! I absolutely love this practice!!! All of the staff here, and Dr. Phan are so amazing! I have always been one to get dental cleanings every 3 months because I hate the feeling of tartar buildup. Dr. Phan did my cleaning 6 months ago ( my next one is less than 2 weeks away), and I have not felt bothered with tartar. Fabulous dentist! I’m confident his wife is also an amazing dentist as well. I haven’t met her yet, but am willing to see her if needed. I’m in great hands here, and highly recommend Elegant Smiles for your dental care.
If I could give this place 10 stars I would, I normally don't like the dentist. But I enjoy going to Elegant Smiles, everyone is amazing and attentive. If you are looking for a great dentist, look no further.
I've been going to Elegant Smiles for 4 years. They're always professional and friendly and do a superb job taking care of family's teeth.
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Solutions for Jaw Pain
Pain in your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) can make it tough to eat, talk, and enjoy your day-to-day life. Since there are lots of potential causes, signs, and solutions for temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), schedule a consultation with our team in our Las Vegas, NV office. We will perform a detailed exam before diagnosing the problem and talking about treatment options, like BOTOX. Contact our staff at Elegant Smiles to get more information and make an appointment.