Botox Therapy for Jaw and Head Pain in Sacramento, CA
Botox therapy can alleviate a number of conditions
Botox therapy has been used as a viable treatment in dentistry and the health industry for a number of years now. In addition to relaxing muscle pulls that cause and manifest as wrinkles, Botox therapy relaxes muscle spasms that can contribute to headache and jaw pain.
- Neck pain
- Bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching)
- Jaw Tension
- TMJ Dysfunction
Dr. Monica Crooks can use Botox therapy for your dental benefit
Surprisingly to some, Botox therapy has a number of dental benefits as it can discourage harmful habits which can be detrimental to your teeth. Botox therapy can be used to treat habitual or stress related conditions such as bruxing, muscle spasms and clenching. If you continually clench your teeth, you may be setting yourself up for the development of chronic temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJD) and/or you may be pulverizing your enamel or killing the nerves within your teeth. The masseter muscles at the angles of your lower jaw are the strongest muscles in the body. The masseter muscle is designed to allow your teeth to crush food. Your masseter muscles can generate forces so extreme that you can break the hardest substance in your body, namely the enamel of your teeth!
By using her intricate knowledge of orofacial musculature and precise dexterity to inject Botox into trigger points, Dr. Monica Crooks is able to reduce the contractive force of such habitually overworked or spasming muscles that contribute to chronic myofacial pain with Botox therapy.
Failing to treat muscular discrepancies can lead to other conditions
If you have experienced more than your fair share of root canals that were not caused by tooth decay or trauma from tooth fracture, then you might pay attention to whether or not you might be grinding or clenching your teeth either during waking hours or while you sleep. If you wake up with stiff or sore facial muscles or someone tells you that you grind your teeth during sleep, then you may want to get Dr. Monica Crooks’ professional opinion about whether you need interceptive treatment or not. The forces generated by bruxing and clenching can cause anatomical damage to the TMJ, and extreme damage to your teeth.