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By Steven Syrop, DDS
July 25, 2019
Category: TMJ
Tags: TMJ   TMD   botox  

Experience jaw pain relief with help from Botox treatment.

Has our Manhattan and Westchester, dentist Dr. Steven Syrop told you that your jaw pain is due to TMJ disorder? Do you grind your teethtmj or clench your jaw? If so, you may be wondering how to alleviate your discomfort and other related symptoms such as tension headaches. While most people think that Botox is only designed to smooth away wrinkles, this simple injectable can actually treat a variety of non-cosmetic conditions. In fact, Botox could be exactly what you need to alleviate jaw tension.

What is TMJ disorder?
TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint, and TMJ disorder refers to the jaw joint and the muscles attached to the jaw. Often times the jaw joints and jaw muscles are overworked or displaced, which can lead to jaw pain and stiffness, as well as limited range of motion and headaches. 

While some people may turn to pain relievers to temporarily alleviate their discomfort, if you are looking for a non-surgical way to treat your jaw tension and pain then Botox may be right for you.

How does Botox alleviate jaw pain?
Botox is a medical-grade, purified form of botulinum toxin, a neurotoxin that temporarily reduces muscle contractions. As you might imagine, when these injections are administered into certain areas of the face it can reduce tension, stiffness and pain from overworked and stressed jaw muscles.

What is the Botox procedure like?
Getting Botox treatment is fast and simple. The length of your treatment will depend on how many Botox injections you will receive. This is something that we will discuss with you during your consultation. Botox treatment can take anywhere from 10 minutes to 30 minutes to complete.

Will Botox hurt?
Botox only causes a very slight burning or stinging sensation when administered and the discomfort is brief. As we mentioned above, patients who are a little nervous about getting injections or have a low pain tolerance may ask for a topical anesthesia or an ice pack to apply to the treatment area prior to getting Botox.

When will I notice results?
You should notice tension-reducing effects after your first botox session, however it will take 2 to 3 days to see the first signs of the treatment. You will continue to see improvements for several weeks. The effects of Botox can last between 3 and 6 months.

If you are dealing with jaw or facial pain due to TMJ disorder or teeth grinding, then our Manhattan and Westchester dental offices can help you get the relief you need. Find out if Botox treatment for TMJ and facial pain is right for you.

By Steven Syrop, DDS
December 28, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: TMJ   botox  

Botox is one of today's most popular aesthetic treatments, commonly used to reduce the fine lines and wrinkles associated with aging. But,botox did you know that this injectable medication has dental and medical applications, too? Dr. Steven Syrop uses Botox in his Manhattan and Westchester dental practices to help relieve the pain and discomfort of headaches, jaw joint issues, and teeth clenching. Learn more about this innovative, safe, and effective medication by reading below!

What is Botox?

Botox is a super-purified form of a protein which blocks the neurotransmitters responsible for muscle movements in the face and jaw. Frequently used by dermatologists to limit the contraction of selected facial muscles and reduce wrinkles associated with aging, Botox injections have become increasingly popular since the Food and Drug Administration approved their use in the 1990s.

Administered with a fine needle, the Botox medication lasts for a few months, has no appreciable side effects (other than some localized tenderness and swelling) and causes no lengthy downtime. Dr. Syrop qualifies his patients for Botox use in his Manhattan and Westchester offices and has great success in controlling dental-related orofacial pain and dysfunction.

Help through Botox

Dental professionals across the country are advocating for wider use of Botox injectables to help patients with bruxism (teeth clenching), TMJ (temporomandibular joint dysfunction), headaches, and more. Often, it is an effective adjunct to more familiar treatments such as mouth guards and physical therapy.

If Dr. Syrop determines that Botox could help you with one of the aforementioned conditions, expect a comfortable series of injections administered with a very fine needle. Patients describe a pinprick sensation and some tenderness afterwards.

Though simple to administer, the therapeutic effects of Botox can be tremendous, relaxing extra-tense muscles and relieving stubborn pain. The in-office treatment is brief, and you know it's safe because Dr. Syrop reviews your medical history beforehand. Treatment lasts several months and may be repeated as needed.

Relief at last
Learn more about the therapeutic uses of Botox injectables. Call Dr. Syrop's dedicated staff at (212) 969-9166 for a consultation, and get your questions answered fully!

By Steven Syrop, DDS
January 09, 2018
Tags: botox  

Find out how Botox could soothe your stubborn TMJ-related symptoms.botox

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.



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