Your face has 42 individual muscles that harmonize like an orchestra, directing vital survival functions like biting and chewing while enabling you to express a range of emotions. But as with any complicated group working together, some players may slip out of tune. Dysfunction in your facial muscles is linked to chronic conditions such as bruxism, teeth grinding, and inflammation of your jaw joint, also known as TMJ disorders.
At Dentistry of Fishers, Dr. Jeremy Jones can provide numerous treatment options. We are incredibly enthusiastic about offering BOTOX® injections at our Fisher dental office. When performed by a qualified professional like Dr. Jones, it's a safe and effective way to relieve the painful symptoms of TMJ disorders and bruxism and to enhance your facial esthetics in one place.
How BOTOX Works Safely and Effectively
BOTOX is a lab-formulated and safe form of botulinum toxin type A. It works when injected directly into a muscle by inhibiting its motor function without stopping sensory function. This means those muscles remain relaxed and resistant to tension, which powers chronic muscular conditions. One to three days after seeing Dr. Jones, you should see the effects.
This treatment is a safe option because the training is extensive such that only 20% of dentists achieve certification to use BOTOX. And because the effects are by definition only temporary, if the therapy isn't suitable for you, you allow the effects to wear off.
For TMJ Disorder and Headache Relief
Many people with bruxism are troubled while they sleep. When Dr. Jones uses BOTOX near your jaw joint, the unconscious muscle contractions that drive TMJ disorders lessen or cease altogether. By reducing your jaw clenching, this therapy reduces painful swelling and irritation to your jaws, neck, and face.
Another benefit of the targeting aspect of BOTOX injections is how our team may use it for other pain relief. For example, if you suffer from headaches linked to muscle tension, Dr. Jones can assess the causes and devise a treatment plan to isolate trouble areas. We are committed to working with you to reverse the chronic effects of muscle tension and promote long-term relief.
Facial Esthetics and Enhancements in Fishers, IN
If you're bothered by the appearance of facial wrinkles, BOTOX treatments may be an ideal solution. We use them to treat "dynamic" wrinkles. These are formed each time you make facial expressions like raising your eyebrows, smiling, or frowning.
The conditions related to these dynamic facial movements include:
- Forehead wrinkles
- Frown lines
- Glabellar region wrinkles (between the eyes)
- "Crow's feet" (wrinkles at the corners of the eyes)
- "Angry 11" (two vertical frown lines between the eyebrows)
BOTOX Therapy for Bruxism, TMJ Disorders, and Facial Esthetics
For anyone in Fishers, IN, seeking a BOTOX dentist near me, we would be delighted to hear from you. We encourage you to call our dental office to learn more about how BOTOX treats bruxism and TMJ disorders while also offering facial rejuvenation. Dr. Jones and his team are excited to welcome new patients today.