TMJ DISORDER & MIGRAINE RELIEF

TMJ Treatment

At Allure Dental in Mandeville, LA, we are dedicated to providing innovative solutions to common dental and jaw-related problems, including the use of Botox for treating TMJ/TMD. Under the expert guidance of Dr. Daniela Eversgerd, our team offers Botox treatments as a part of our comprehensive approach to dental care and jaw health.

What Is TMJ/TMD?

Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ/TMD) refer to a group of conditions affecting the temporomandibular joint, the muscles of mastication, and the nerves associated with chronic facial pain. Symptoms often include:

  • Pain or tenderness around the jaw, ear, and muscles of the face

  • Difficulty or discomfort while chewing

  • Clicking, popping, or locking of the jaw joint

  • Muscle tension and discomfort extending to the neck and shoulders

These symptoms can significantly impact daily life, leading to challenges in eating, speaking, and even sleeping.

How Can Botox Help with TMJ/TMD?

Botox, widely known for its cosmetic applications, has proven to be an effective treatment for managing TMJ/TMD and related symptoms such as bruxism (teeth grinding) and jaw clenching. Here’s how Botox assists in alleviating TMJ/TMD discomfort:

  • Muscle Relaxation: Botox injections help relax the overactive jaw muscles, thereby reducing muscle tension and associated pain.

  • Pain Relief: By easing muscle tension, Botox decreases the strain on the jaw and nearby areas, significantly lowering pain levels.

  • Reduced Bruxism: Botox can lessen the frequency and severity of clenching and grinding, which are often linked to TMJ/TMD.

  • Improved Function: Patients typically experience an improvement in jaw mobility and function, making everyday activities like chewing and speaking more comfortable.

Botox for TMJ/TMD FAQ

Typically, the effects of Botox for TMJ/TMD last about 3 to 4 months. Dr. Eversgerd will discuss a treatment schedule that best suits your needs.

Most patients report minimal discomfort during Botox injections, describing it as a quick pinch. Discomfort is temporary and generally well tolerated.

Side effects are usually minor, including temporary bruising or swelling at the injection site. Dr. Eversgerd will review all potential side effects and any precautions you should take post-treatment.

Botox helps with symptoms of TMJ/TMD, but you may still need to look at the underlying causes of the disorder, such as stress, bite misalignment, arthritis, and more. Dr. Eversgerd can help you determine the cause of your TMJ/TMD.

Pricing and Insurance

The cost of Botox treatment for TMJ/TMD can vary based on the amount of Botox used and the frequency of treatments. While some insurance plans may cover Botox injections for TMJ/TMD under medical necessity, it’s important to confirm the details of your coverage with your insurance provider. At Allure Dental, we strive to provide transparent pricing and can assist you with insurance queries to ensure you understand all your options.

Get Started by Making an Appointment Today

If you are experiencing symptoms of TMJ/TMD and are looking for relief, consider Botox as a treatment option. Contact Allure Dental today at 985-951-2220 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Daniela Eversgerd. Our team is here to help you achieve improved health and comfort with treatments tailored to your specific needs. Let us help you take the first step towards a pain-free life!

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Monday to Wednesday: 8 AM – 4 PM

Thursday: 8 AM – 2 PM

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The Market at Chenier
1901 Hwy 190 Suite 14
Mandeville, LA 70448