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
I chose Elegant Smiles when looking for a dentist near my apartment and saw the great reviews. I have to say the reviews are only the tip fo the iceberg and if I could give 10 stars, I would! I had clear alignment orthodontic therapy done and Dr Eileen and Dr. Phi were both involved in my treatment. They explained the entire process to me and I felt comfortable throughout the entire 6 month process. They are so awesome! I felt my treatment was performed with the highest levels of quality and service. Beyond the treatment, what I absolutely love about Elegant Smiles is their entire staff. From the doctors to the assistants, to the front desk staff, from the moment I would enter the office, the staff was so welcoming and I was treated like family. My friends and family laugh at me because I keep saying how much I LOVE going to the dentist. It’s because I look forward to every visit and every time they call me for anything, it brings a smile to my face because they genuinely care and they are on top of it! I’m no longer in Las Vegas, but I want to do everything I can to time my cleanings and future treatments so that I can keep going to Elegant Smiles. Thank you for being so awesome!
Such an amazing experience and customer service!!! Kayla in the front was very knowledgeable and personable!! Annie was great felt like I’ve known her forever! Dr. Huynh was amazing as well very patient and professional yet really gets to know each patient. The office was very clean and everything in it looked new and well kept.
Las Vegas resident if you’re looking for a dentist call Kayla the reception is so kindly friendly Dr. Wynn is so amazing!! I move here and went for consultation and I told my family I found our family dentist Dr. Wynn made my family and myself feel like we’re back home at our family dentist she such a caring doctor she really cares about her patients she’s patient answers all questions that need stop looking and call Elegant Smiles you won’t be disappointed and you will have a beautiful smile along with pretty teeth..
They truly have an amazing team here. Everyone was so nice and informative. They answered all my questions and made sure I felt no pain during my teeth cleaning. I had a cracked tooth and Dr. Huynh did a perfect job! She really pays attention to the finest details. I can’t thank Elegant smiles enough.
A very pleasant dental experience. Dr. Aileen was phenomenal... she gave me my very first painless cleaning in years. She and her team were very attentive, informative, and kind!
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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.