Botox® as an Alternative Treatment for TMJ

BOTOX® Treatment in Indianapolis

BOTOX for bruxism in IndianapolisBOTOX treatments are minimally invasive procedures that can help you ease dental-related issues that affect your bite function and provide cosmetic benefits. At Condra Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, we use BOTOX treatments for cosmetic reasons and to treat TMJ disorders and bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching).

Our dentist has the skill and experience to carefully administer BOTOX, while our friendly staff ensures that you enjoy a positive experience throughout your time with us. Whether you are looking to enhance your facial appearance or find relief from TMD and bruxism symptoms, our team can help. Get in touch with us today for effective BOTOX treatments in Indianapolis.


Our BOTOX Services in Indianapolis

We offer BOTOX as part of our dental treatments and for cosmetic reasons. Below are some of the issues we can treat with BOTOX in Indianapolis:

  • Headache and migraines
  • Wrinkles around the nose and mouth
  • Crow’s feet
  • Forehead wrinkles
  • TMJ disorders
  • Bruxism (teeth clenching and grinding)

Our BOTOX procedure takes as little as 10 minutes per session, depending on the areas where you need the treatment. We may numb the injection location to make the process as comfortable and painless as possible. After your treatment, you can start seeing results anywhere between a few days and one week.

BOTOX Treatments for TMJ Disorders and Bruxism

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connects the skull and the jaw. It is responsible for jaw movements such as opening and closing your mouth, which allows you to eat and speak. TMJ disorders occur when the joint fails to function optimally due to issues with the surrounding muscles. This may be due to stress, bruxism, and even trauma to the jaw.

Usually, TMJ disorders result in pain and discomfort due to muscle tension around the joint. Other symptoms include lockjaw, headaches, migraines, bruxism, soreness around the neck, and ringing ears.

How BOTOX Helps With TMJ Disorders and Bruxism

BOTOX works by relaxing the muscles connected to your temporomandibular joint, thus easing your symptoms. We use BOTOX treatments alongside other treatment options like oral devices to alleviate discomfort and restore your mouth function, reducing jaw tension, lockjaw, soreness, and pain in the neck and shoulders.

Similarly, injecting BOTOX into the muscles associated with clenching and grinding reduces the force of muscular contractions. BOTOX for bruxism can complement night guards to reduce grinding and clenching and eliminate related symptoms. Note that if left untreated, bruxism can wear down your teeth and cause permanent damage to your smile.

BOTOX for Cosmetic Purposes

BOTOX treatment in IndianapolisBesides being a TMD treatment, BOTOX is highly effective in improving your facial appearance by reducing wrinkles. Over time, the skin loses its elasticity due to aging, sun exposure, and factors like pollutants. The loss of elasticity contributes to wrinkles or deep lines on your face. If you are unhappy with fine lines around your mouth, eyes (crow’s feet), and forehead, we offer BOTOX treatments in Indianapolis to add volume to your skin and boost your confidence.

BOTOX works by blocking the chemical signals responsible for muscle contractions that cause wrinkles. You also don’t have to worry about scarring after your procedure. BOTOX injections cause minimal bruising and discomfort in the injection area. Our team will do everything possible to minimize pain and prevent any complications after treatment.

How Long Does BOTOX Last?

Whether you are getting a BOTOX injection as part of your dental treatment or for cosmetic purposes, you can expect the results to last up to six months. However, longevity varies from one patient to another. During this time, your muscles relax, thus relieving your symptoms. In case of bruxism or TMJ disorder, this period allows your joint to rest and heal.

Many people find that their symptoms reduce significantly after two BOTOX treatment sessions. However, the number of follow-up treatments will vary depending on your goals and circumstances. Our team will recommend the appropriate dosage for you and advise how often you should visit for follow-up treatments.

Benefits of BOTOX Treatments

It's common for you to experience many benefits with our Indianapolis BOTOX treatments. Some of those benefits may include:

  • Minimal discomfort
  • Quick procedures, as fast as ten minutes
  • Immediate recovery time, allowing you to resume your routine right after treatment
  • Few risks, with most side effects resolving within a couple of days
  • Improved health and appearance

Enjoy Reliable BOTOX Treatment in Indianapolis

At Condra Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, we give you a listening ear to ensure we offer appropriate treatments that address your specific needs. If you are looking for TMD treatment in Indianapolis or want a more youthful look, our BOTOX treatments can help you attain your goals. Contact us today to schedule your appointment!


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  • Indianapolis
  • 8001 Shelby Street
  • Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 46227
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