Botox Therapeutic with Dr. Scotto | Schenectady TMJ Dentist

Neck Pain Treatment, Facial Pain Therapy & TMJ Therapy

The temporomandibular joint can fall prey to a wide range of disorders. When your jaw isn't working correctly, you suffer. An overworked or malfunctioning jaw joint causes muscle pain, an exhausted-feeling jaw, and general discomfort. When you find yourself clenching and grinding, unchecked, it can be tough to find an effective treatment. Since the jaw muscles can act on their own, while you're sleeping, you need to find a way to soothe the area. Botox treatment can provide welcome relief from even chronic pain.

Dentists spend their education and following careers becoming experts on the facial musculature. With Botox from our Schenectady dentist, the results are precise and completely predictable. You will not experience loss of movement of any muscles that detract from your expressions. We will simply immobilize the muscles that lead to TMJ pain, to allow the area to heal.


How does Botox work?


Botox blocks muscle nerve receptors to prevent muscles from contracting. You will still be able to move your jaw - Dr. Scotto will simply inject enough Botox to relax the joint and your muscles.


What is TMJ?

The temporomandibular joint connects your lower jaw (mandible) to your skull and allows for its varied movements. If the TMJ is put under a significant amount of stress or inappropriate movements as with teeth grinding, jaw clenching, or trauma to the jaw, you could develop a TMJ disorder.

How does Botox relieve TMJ pain?

Botox relaxes your TMJ so that it cannot engage in overwork or harmful movements. This brings relief from pain associated with TMJ disorders, including jaw pain, facial pain, difficulty chewing, and difficulty sleeping. Botox therapeutic takes control of your muscles when you are unable to, and brings quick relief.


Why Should I Get Botox?


Botox is an enviable treatment for so many reasons.

  • Quick – Botox treatments take less than 15 minutes, making appointments simple to fit into your daily schedule.
  • Comfortable – Your Botox injections will be accompanied by a topical anesthetic so that you will not feel the shots.
  • Predictable – Our Schenectady cosmetic dentist will inject appropriate sites so that Botox only halts target muscles from contracting. You will retain full movement of your facial features.
  • Effective – Botox will last months, and repeated treatments will begin to permanently relax the target muscles so that overactive muscles stop seizing when you don't want them to. Botox provides pain relief that many patients have been seeking for years.


If you’re interested in Botox, please contact our Schenectady dentist.


Schenectady Botox | Schenectady TMJ Therapy | Schenectady TMJ Treatment

Robert M. Scotto, D.D.S.
615 Union St.
Schenectady, NY 12305


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