New treatment techniques for bruxism (clenching and grinding) and TMJ Disorder, also referred to as TMD, have made it possible for individuals to effectively reduce symptoms of these common conditions with immediate and long-lasting results. Scottsdale Smile Center now offers botulinum toxin therapy (BOTOX® and XEOMIN®), which are known to successfully relieve bruxism and a variety of TMJ Disorder symptoms for many patients. Dr. Brandon Ryff, Dr. Jonathan Coombs, and Dr. Don Chiappetti have been extensively trained to perform these advanced treatments, which can be conveniently performed right here at our practice. For patients who are interested in the cosmetic applications of BOTOX® and XEOMIN® injections, Dr. Ryff, Dr. Coombs, Dr. Don Chiappetti, and Dr. Reed Chiappetti are also certified by the American Academy of Facial Esthetics to administer these treatments for facial rejuvenation. Please visit our BOTOX® Cosmetic and XEOMIN® page for additional information on how these treatments can be utilized as an effective non-surgical aesthetic enhancement option.
If you have questions, or if you would like to schedule a consultation to talk more about your options, please contact Scottsdale Smile Center today.
Botulinum toxin injections such as BOTOX® and XEOMIN® offer a variety of benefits for patients with TMD and bruxism. These treatments are designed to help reduce associated symptoms such as:
Botulinum toxin injections can be extremely effective, and less invasive, treatments for patients affected by a range of common concerns.
For most patients, the results from BOTOX® or XEOMIN® injections last approximately 90 days. Follow-up injections can help maintain the effects once they begin to fade. Our doctors have found that, with subsequent treatments, many patients need less of the solution and begin to experience results that last for longer periods of time since the muscles are basically being re-conditioned to reduce overactivity. In fact, we find that patients with enlarged chewing muscles will benefit from, on average, about 20% reduction in the size of these overly powerful muscles. Patients report normal function and are unanimously satisfied with the results.
For more information on botulinum toxin injectable solutions for TMJ Disorder and bruxism, please don’t hesitate to contact us.