Collegeville Dentist Offers Versatile Botox Treatments
October 13, 2015 (PRLEAP.COM) Health NewsOctober 13, 2015 - Collegeville, PA – Dr. Tamara Volkova of Collegeville Dental is proud to offer Botox® as a treatment option for patients suffering from temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD).
Traditionally, Botox® has been used cosmetically to smooth face and neck wrinkles. In regards to dentistry, Botox® treatments have been utilized as a procedural tool for correcting gummy smiles. As the treatment freezes the tissues, dentists are able to use Botox® to close tooth gaps and recontour the gums, leaving patients with beautiful smiles.
Temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD, refers to a number of conditions caused by the improper function of the temporomandibular joint and the surrounding muscles. Located on either side of the head, this joint is responsible for a number of routine functions, including chewing, speaking. As a result, when the joint and muscles fail to work cohesively and correctly, the symptoms can greatly affect a patient's daily life.
The use of Botox® treatments as a pain solution for TMD patients is a relatively new development in modern dentistry. When injected into the muscles surrounding the temporomandibular joint, this medication partially immobilizes the tissue, thereby eliminating the tension caused by the joint disorder. With Botox® treatments for TMD, patients can alleviate a number of their joint-related pain, including headaches, jaw pain, bruxism, and involuntary joint spasms.
When combined with a long-term treatment plan such as corrective orthodontics or a night guard, patients can experience pain-free oral function. At Collegeville Dental Center, Dr. Volkova offers Botox® treatment for TMD-affected patients, in addition to Invisalign® for bite realignment and night guards that allow the jaw to rest in a neutral position overnight. The practice also utilizes a number of innovative technologies to comprehensively diagnose and treat TMD-related oral manifestations.
For more information about treating temporomandibular joint disorders with Botox®, visit our website 555dental.com.
About Dr. Tamara Volkova
For almost 10 years, Dr. Volkova has been devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of patients' smiles by utilizing conservative yet state-of-the-art procedures. At her modern Collegeville, PA practice, Dr. Volkova offers a number of specialty dental procedures that are tailored each patients' dental needs, ensuring that they achieve beautiful, lasting smiles. An advocate of constant continuous education, Dr. Volkova frequently takes certification courses in order to provide her patients with dental experiences that incorporate the latest in modern dentistry.