Beyond Wrinkles — Why Botox Works for Jaw Pain and TMJ

Most people think of Botox® or botulinum toxin A as a wrinkle fighter, a toxin to turn back time. However, it has become important for treating many problems that have nothing to do with looking good — and everything to do with feeling better, especially for jaw pain and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems.

TMJ: This Common Disorder Is a Jaw-Popper

Plenty of dental problems develop silently. People may not realize how conditions can eventually result when their dental and pain issues go undiagnosed. This can include conditions affecting the joint between your lower jaw and your skull (known as the temporomandibular joint or TMJ), those that affect the muscles that move your lower jaw, and/or … Read More

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6 Reasons to See Your Dentist

Contributor: Todd Coy, DMD, Section Head of Cleveland Clinic’s Dentistry Program Problems in your mouth are often temporary, like bad breath from spicy food or mouth sores and blisters from eating pizza topped with scalding hot cheese. While these are nothing to fret about, there are changes in your mouth that should cause concern. You … Read More