Cosmetic Dentist, Aesthetic Specialist & General Dentistry located in San Diego, CA


Botox services offered in San Diego, CA

Did you know that Botox® has several different uses within general dentistry? It’s one of the many services available through the care of Sarah Elghor, DDS, of Elghor Dental Studio in San Diego, California. Botox can help deliver lasting relief from a number of issues. Call the office today to schedule a consultation and learn more, or book online any time of day.

Botox Q&A

How does Botox work?

Botox is an injectable medication created from a substance called Clostridium botulinum. In minute and carefully controlled concentrations, this neurotoxin prevents treated muscle tissue from going through its full range of motion. 

In dental applications, Botox injections help relax the muscles within your jaw, easing pain and helping you find relief from other symptoms.

What can Botox do to treat bruxism and TMJ/TMD?

Bruxism is the medical term for teeth grinding and is a common condition among both women and men. Many people grind their teeth during sleep, which places significant pressure on your teeth and jaw. 

Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ/TMD) develops when the joint that connects your jaw and skull experiences damage or strain. Often linked to bruxism, the condition can be very painful, and can even interfere with your ability to get a good night’s rest. 

Botox injections can help relax the muscles of the jaw, easing nighttime teeth grinding and helping reduce damage to the biting surfaces of your teeth. Treatment can also help reduce the severity of different types of headaches and migraines, jaw pain, and even ear pain associated with bruxism and temporomandibular joint disorder.  

It only takes a few moments to complete Botox treatment. The injections aren’t painful, and there’s no need for preparation or recovery time. You can return to your normal routines immediately after your appointment, and you can notice results within a few days. 

When is the right time to explore Botox treatments?

It’s important to reach out for professional assistance any time you experience changes related to your teeth, gums, or jaw. Bruxism and TMJ/TMD can develop slowly and can cause significant damage over time. 

Early intervention not only helps preserve healthy tooth tissue, but it can also prevent serious jaw damage. Botox injections offer a fast path to relief, but Dr. Elghor can also help you decide if a dental device called a night guard is a good treatment option. 

When you’re ready to begin, call Elghor Dental Studio to book a visit, or schedule online in just a matter of moments. You’ll sit down with Dr. Elghor to explore the full range of available treatment options, working together to find a path toward relief.