Find out how Botox could soothe your stubborn TMJ-related symptoms.
Did you know that the same treatment that’s been known to smooth away those pesky crow’s feet and laugh lines could also be beneficial for those suffering from TMJ disorder? If you are someone who deals with severe or persistent jaw pain and stiffness due to this jaw joint condition then our Manhattan, NY, dentist, Dr. Steven Syrop, is here to tell you how Botox could provide you with the relief you’ve been looking for.
What is Botox?
Most people know that Botox is a series of small needles that contain a medical-grade form of a neurotoxin known as botulinum toxin. These needles are injected into muscles in the face to temporarily paralyze them and to stop them from contracting, which smooths away mild-to-severe lines and wrinkles.
How can Botox treat TMJ disorder?
Of course, Botox isn’t just for cosmetic purposes. In fact, medical professionals have discovered that this amazing injectable can actually treat everything from migraines to urinary incontinence. And if you are someone who frequently deals with jaw pain, soreness and discomfort due to TMJ disorder then you could suddenly find comfort in Botox.
As you may already be able to guess, Botox is injected into some of the muscles around the jaws to stop them from contracting and to prevent them from being overworked. By targeting some of the jaw muscles our goal is to be able to reduce the amount of pain you experience as a result of your jaw disorder. Our Manhattan general dentist can administer Botox in just a couple of minutes and the needles are so small that they are easily tolerated with very little discomfort.
Who should consider getting Botox for their TMJ disorder?
If you are experiencing symptoms regularly or if your pain is severe then it might be time to consider the benefits of getting Botox treatment in Manhattan. You may also want to consider this option if you’ve tried at-home remedies but haven’t been able to get your symptoms under control.
There may be some slight soreness or bruising in the area after Botox, but these side effects are minor and will go away in a couple of days.
Do you have questions about Botox treatment? Are you sick and tired of your TMJ pain and want to find out if Botox is right for you? Then it’s time you called our Manhattan, NY, dental office to schedule a consultation with us.
It is important to find the best treatment for your sleep apnea to keep your condition under control and get the good night’s sleep you deserve. But what is the best treatment for your condition? In many cases of sleep apnea, an oral appliance can help control your symptoms of sleep apnea. Find out more about oral appliance treatments with Dr. Steven Syrop with offices in Manhattan and Briarcliff Manor, NY.
Do I have sleep apnea?
Sleep apnea causes pauses in the breathing during sleep, called apneas. This condition, if left untreated, can cause serious complications or even death. Most cases of sleep apnea are obtrusive sleep apnea, or OSA. This occurs when something blocks the airway, often the back of the tongue. Central sleep apnea, or CSA, occurs when the brain fails to send signals to breathe to the lungs, causing apneas. Mixed sleep apnea occurs when both OSA and CSA are present. You may have sleep apnea if you experience excessive snoring, find yourself waking suddenly while gasping or choking, or have insomnia or excessive daytime sleepiness.
How does an oral appliance treatment work?
One of the most common treatments for sleep apnea is a CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure, machine. The machine goes over the nose and mouth while the patient sleeps and sends a gentle stream of air through the airway to keep it from collapsing. However, there are other, less invasive options. An oral appliance fits into your mouth and is custom made to ensure the most comfortable fit. The appliance pulls the bottom jaw forward. This relieves the obstruction of the airway by pulling the back of the tongue off of it.
Oral Appliance Treatment for Sleep Apnea in Manhattan and Briarcliff Manor
If you think you could benefit from an oral appliance for sleep apnea, your dentist can help you determine if this is the best treatment for you. For more information on oral appliances for sleep apnea treatment, please contact Dr. Syrop with offices in Manhattan and Briarcliff Manor, NY. Call (212) 969-9166 to schedule your appointment at either New York location today!
A headache can really put a damper on your day—especially when it happens frequently at work or school. If this is a continuing problem for you, you may have to seek help from a professional. There are several ways that Dr. Steven Syrop can treat headaches, including chronic migraines, at his Manhattan, NY office.
Top Causes of Headaches
Headaches are associated with a long list of medical ailments, but they can also happen due to issues in your environment. Here are some of the most common potential causes:
- Stress and anxiety.
- Migraines, which are related to vascular and nerve issues.
- Hangovers after drinking alcohol.
- Lack of sleep or a sleep disorder.
- Low blood sugar or poor diet.
- High blood pressure.
- Congestion due to allergies or sinusitis.
Dr. Syrop can help treat your head pain at his Manhattan office. The treatment depends on the cause and type of headache you’re experiencing (primary or secondary). A secondary headache is caused by another health issue. Here are some common remedies:
- NSAID medications.
- Heat therapy to gently ease away pain.
- Physical therapy and massage.
- A diet consultation to find out what may be triggering headaches.
- Treatment of the primary source of the headache (for instance, a sleep apnea device to ensure you get a good night’s rest).
In addition to treatments, there are also ways that you can manage headaches to minimize pain. Consider these tips and discuss headache prevention methods with your doctor:
- Be more aware of stressful situations that may precede headaches. For instance, worrying about a big assignment at work.
- Avoid consuming too much alcohol at night, as this can cause morning headaches.
- Keep a journal of the food you eat each day and highlight times when you have headache pain.
It’s not normal to have to deal with chronic headaches and migraines—let Dr. Syrop help. Call 212-969-9166 to schedule a visit to his office in Manhattan, NY.
What You Should Know About Treatment For Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD)
A Very Good Article to Read
Dr. Charles Greene is one of my colleagues; he is a leading authority on Orofacial Pain and Temporomandibular Disorders. He is currently a clinical professor at the University of Illinois and has authored over 130 publications. He is the author of the Guidelines for treatment of TM Disorders accepted and published by the American Dental Association.
This article is a summary written for the general public.By Dr. Charles S. Greene
You have probably heard the terms “TMJ” or “TMD” used in various conversations or even in the media. TMJ is an abbreviation for Temporomandibular Joint, which is the formal name for your jaw joint(s). TMD stands for Temporomandibular Disorders, which is a collective term for the muscle and/or joint symptoms that commonly arise when there is TMJ pain and dysfunction. The dental profession is in the midst of a transition regarding TMD treatment. This has stirred up a controversy within the profession over how best to relieve TMJ pain. On one side you have those subscribing to the newer methods of conservative, less invasive approaches; on the other side you have those who are sticking with more traditional and often irreversible treatments. Therefore, what happens to you if you have a TMD problem could depend on whom you consult for diagnosis and treatment. That's why it's so important for you to become an educated consumer regarding this particular type of healthcare.
What follows is a summary of what we know about TMD based on the scientific evidence; what you should do if you have TMJ pain or symptoms; what types of dentists you should look for to treat you appropriately; and what issues you should discuss with the dentist you choose. - See more at: http://www.deardoctor.com/articles/seeking-relief-from-tmd/index.php#sthash.mWmUJlvE.tI4oImoD.dpuf
Welcome to the Blog of New York Office
Whether you are an existing patient or searching for a dentist in the New York, NY area, we’re excited you are here. With the dental industry advancing, we recognize the importance of keeping our patients and visitors up to date with all of the new and exciting things taking place in our practice.
As we move forward with our blog, we hope to promote dental awareness as a vital part of your healthy lifestyle. Here you will find a variety of articles and topics including dental news, advancements in dental technology and treatments, practical oral health advice and updates from our practice.
We hope you find our blog to be helpful, engaging and informational to ensure your best dental health.
This website includes materials that are protected by copyright, or other proprietary rights. Transmission or reproduction of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use, as defined in the copyright laws, requires the written permission of the copyright owners.