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Use Botox injections for wrinkles and the treatment of TMJ/TMD

When you hear the product “Botox,” what comes to mind? Botox has become a household name and gained popularity as a cosmetic treatment for reversing the unwanted signs of aging. With Botox, patients can address dynamic wrinkles, which are lines and folds on the facial skin caused by muscle tension. In addition, this medication can also be used to reduce tension and discomfort caused by conditions such as temporomandibular joint disorder, often referred to as TMJ/TMD.

What is Botox, and how does it work?

Dr. Cama Cord describes Botox as a neuromodulator. When injected into the facial muscles, it can reduce the muscle’s ability to tighten. The reduction of tension, therefore, smooths the skin and reduces the depth and appearance of wrinkles and folds around the face. Because Botox works on the muscles, it is best used to treat dynamic wrinkles such as the following:

  • Forehead folds
  • Glabellar lines
  • Crow’s feet

How does Botox work against TMJ/TMD?

TMJ/TMD is a disorder of the temporomandibular joint located on each side of the face. It can cause pain and discomfort when it is not functioning correctly. Botox is an attractive treatment option for TMJ/TMD because it relaxes and decreases tension in the muscles surrounding the temporomandibular joint, thereby reducing any associated pain or discomfort.

Am I a good candidate for Botox?

Botox successfully treats wrinkles and conditions such as TMJ/TMD. If you want to learn more about how Botox can help improve your appearance or ease your symptoms, contact OKC Dental Arts. Our experienced providers will create a customized plan based on your unique needs and current situation, ensuring results!

Request an appointment with Dr. Cama Cord today!

If you reside in or around the Oklahoma City, OK area and want to speak with a professional about the many benefits of Botox, call the office today at (405) 467-1118. The practice is conveniently located at 3621 NW 63rd Street, Suite D, and is open to new and returning patients in Edmond, Yukon, Piedmont, Mustang, Nichols Hills, Warr Acres, Moore and surrounding communities.

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