BOTOX for TMJ/TMD in Winnetka, IL

You may be familiar with BOTOX for its cosmetic benefits, but did you know it can also be used to treat oral pain and discomfort associated with Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD)? Learn more about how Dr. Czarkowski uses BOTOX to ease the pain associated with TMJ Disorders.

How is BOTOX used to Treat TMD?

Temporomandibular Joint Disorders directly affect the hinge of the jaw, which can result in many different symptoms, including:

  • Sore Jaw
  • Teeth Clenching and Grinding
  • Tension Headaches
  • Pain in the Neck and Shoulders

BOTOX is used to relax the muscles to relieve the tension that causes these symptoms. BOTOX is a great option for most patients, but it may not be the best treatment for all patients. Dr. Czarkowski is an experienced dentist and will offer you the treatment plan that will work best for your specific needs.

What is BOTOX?

BOTOX is an injection that can reduce the activity of muscles in the face. BOTOX is primarily used as a cosmetic treatment to reduce the appearance of aging lines, wrinkles, frown lines, and more. BOTOX use has grown beyond cosmetic into therapeutic treatments that can help alleviate pain.

You probably don’t associate Botox with dentistry. While Botox is usually performed for cosmetic reasons, we can use it to ease oral pain or discomfort as well. Botox is offered at our office in Winnetka for both cosmetic and medical purposes.

Why Choose Winnetka Dental Group?

When you choose Winnetka Dental Group for TMJ Treatment with BOTOX, you work directly with Dr. Czarkowski to benefit from his experience. Dr. Czarkowski’s expertise has been recognized by Northwestern’s ENT Department, who refer their patients directly to him for care.

To learn if BOTOX can be used to treat your TMJ/TMD symptoms, contact our office today!