Disorders related to the temporomandibular joints (TMJs) may manifest in several ways, causing a variety of symptoms. TMJ disorders commonly cause their sufferers to clench and grind their teeth. This habit can lead to excruciating, chronic jaw and facial pain, as well as worn and cracked teeth. You may grind and clench your teeth at night, without even being aware that you are doing it.
A compassionate and experienced cosmetic dentist, Dr. Elisa Mello is proud to offer her patients BOTOX® for this painful TMJ disorder. With a series of precise injections, Dr. Mello relaxes the activity of the chewing muscles that are causing teeth clenching and grinding. Because Dr. Mello is extensively trained and experienced in this technique, she knows how to administer the injections in a way that targets specific muscles without affecting the rest of your face.
It's is important to seek treatment to stop the pain and tooth damage teeth grinding can cause. Dr. Mello is fully committed to helping you consider all of your treatment options.
If you are interested in non-invasive BOTOX® treatment to relieve your TMJ symptoms in New York City, please call NYC Smile Design at 212-452-3344. Our experienced cosmetic dentists are proud to serve Manhattan and all of the surrounding areas.