Dr. Omene Offers BOTOX® Treatments for TMJ Disorders from our Office in Phoenixville, Pa., Also Serving Nearby Communities.
Do you feel pain in or around your ear or jaw, do you grind your teeth? Are you having pain in your facial muscles or headaches so severe they are interfering with activities such as eating, swallowing, even talking? You may be suffering from TMJ (temporo-mandibular joint) disorders. Before considering a treatment come to Phoenixville Dental to be examined, diagnosed and prescribed a treatment.
There are many treatments for TMJ, including:
- Jaw and facial relaxation exercises
- Lifestyle changes
- Restorative dental treatments
- A mouth guard or night guard
- Jaw surgery
Another alternative treatment is non-surgical BOTOX injections. BOTOX is injected into the masseter and temporalis (chewing) muscles. The injection causes a partial paralysis of those muscles, relaxing them and diminishing or eliminating the related pain. Although not instant (it may take up to a week or two to be effective) relief from pain lasts from three to five months.
Phoenixville Dental offers BOTOX injections as one method for eliminating the pain from TMJ. Dr. Gulia Omene studied facial muscles extensively when she went to dental school, graduating from the Boston University’s Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. For a diagnosis regarding your pain, schedule an appointment with Dr. Omene. She will walk you through the treatment options, address your concerns, and put you on track for diminishing, if not eliminating your pain.
To find out if a BOTOX treatment for your TMJ is right for you, call our office at (610) 933-3717 for more information or to schedule your pain management consultation with Dr. Omene at our Phoenixville Dental office located at 833 Valley Forge Road, Phoenixville, Pa., 19460.