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
What is unique about Elegant Smiles is that the dentists are husband and wife who take the time to understand your dental needs and goals. They truly care and it shows in their process. They are a very skilled and kind hearted team. They use the latest in technology, yielding beautiful results. The office is new and super clean. It's always a pleasure to visit! I highly recommend Elegant Smiles for all your dental needs.
Absolutely incredible. Very caring and professional. Everyone at the office takes attention to detail customer service to the next level. Highly recommend.
These guys are great! Starting from the receptionist, to the dental assistants all the way to Drs. Huynh and Phan. Everyone treats you so well. They make sure you know what's happening (if you wanna know, at least) and that you're comfortable the whole time. They've even taken care to put in amenities for you: like a massage dentist chair and a TV right above it for when your teeth are getting worked on. It's a great office, great practice.
This dentist office is truly a gem in Las Vegas! Dr. Eileen and her husband are so nice and competent. The receptionists always promptly call back and they will go above and beyond to squeeze you in if you need an emergency repair for a broken tooth for example. They won't try to sell you treatments you don't need and they don't lie to their patients. Been to so many bad dentist offices in the past, they are one of the best in Las Vegas. Prices are very reasonable too! Highly recommend this dentist office. Thank you Dr. Eileen!!
Thank you for the wonderful service I received today😊. I needed to get a lot of work done and was nervous about potential pain, because of my past experiences with other dentist offices. Dr. Huynh is the best dentist I have ever had, and treated this cry baby with the most gentle hands. She individually cleaned each tooth in my mouth, and I didn’t even need numbing gel lol. Everywhere else I have been in the past left me traumatized and in pain, so what a relief it was to be given that extra reassurance and perfect end results. I had an awesome teeth cleaning, and was numbed up perfectly to have my fillings put in. I look forward to all of my future teeth cleanings and check ups with Dr. Huynh!!!
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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.