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Muscular Pain Relief in Huntington, NY

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The health of your facial muscles can impact the health of your smile. In order to make sure you receive the most appropriate oral health care, Dr. Saeed Epakchi treats the pain and dental side effects of overactive and strained muscles. Smile Huntington provides BOTOX® for muscular comfort in Huntington, Cold Spring Harbor, Lloyd Harbor, and the surrounding communities. Schedule an appointment today if your facial muscles are causing persistent discomfort.

What BOTOX Treats

Your facial muscles need to maintain a certain balance with each other so you may chew, smile, speak, and express yourself effectively and comfortably. However, these muscles can become strained, causing discomfort or pain in the facial area. Jaw clenching and teeth grinding can also occur as a result of these muscle spasms, and these secondary conditions will increase your risk for cracking your teeth and destroying any restorative work you may have already received, such as fillings and crowns.

One of the most common causes for this condition is temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD. This condition occurs when the cushioning disc within the namesake joint moves out of place, removing the support at this connection between the skull and the lower jaw bone. Your facial muscles naturally respond to the joint misalignment by tightening when you chew, and they can sometimes lock up in a way that makes it painful to open your mouth or chew. Other factors can lead to muscular hyperactivity as well, including stress.

How BOTOX Relieves Tension and Discomfort

BOTOX is a muscle relaxant. While primarily used for cosmetic procedures, as facial wrinkles fade when the muscles rest, BOTOX can also be used to treat the pain of TMD, migraines, and sore necks.

Our dentist in Huntington uses BOTOX as a therapeutic treatment for muscular comfort. Once it has been determined that the pain you feel is a result of muscles spasms, Dr. Epakchi will provide the relaxant to the area experiencing these issues. Not only is the muscular pain minimized, if not eliminated, but the resulting jaw clenching and teeth grinding issues that ruin your smile are also reduced. Additionally, the clicking and popping sensations associated with TMD are often halted with this treatment. Prolonged use of BOTOX in this way will also taper the jaw muscles for a narrower facial appearance, so there is a cosmetically beneficial side effect of this treatment process.

Contact Us for TMD Relief

Smile Huntington offers therapeutic BOTOX administrations near Huntington. For more information about how we help you live a more comfortable life, call our practice and schedule your next appointment today!


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