Professional Botox Treatment in the Wilmette Area

TMJ Treatment in Wilmette

Advanced Solutions for TMJ Migraines

When you think of Botox, you may be picturing complicated plastic surgeries and reality television stars. However, this advanced medical treatment can actually help treat the debilitating migraines that can result from TMJ and restore a youthful look to aging skin. At Wilmette Family Dental in Wilmette, IL, our professional Botox and Juvederm treatments can help you feel and look your best.

What Is TMJ?

Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (also referred to as TMJ or TMD) refers to a malfunction of the temporomandibular joint. This joint connects your lower jaw to the upper portion of your skull. It allows you to open your mouth, speak, chew, and yawn. Symptoms of TMJ can include pain and stiffness in your jaw, neck, or shoulders; jaw clicking, popping, or grating; the inability to fully open your mouth; and a ringing in your ears, but chronic migraines are one of the most common signs of the disorder. Patients that suffer from TMJ often have an inordinate amount of pressure being exerted on their delicate jaw muscles, and this force can lead to painful migraines or tension headaches.

How Does Botox Treat TMJ Migraines?

TMJ migraines usually occur as a result of sore jaw muscles or excessive tension. Botox injections contain proteins that help your muscles to relax, reducing the amount of pressure being placed on your jaw. Without this tension, your migraines will begin to recede. You may also experience relief from several other TMJ symptoms like jaw pain, soreness, and swelling. Botox is not a permanent solution for TMJ, but it can serve as an effective option to complement your treatment plan. Your dentist can evaluate your symptoms and help you determine the best course of action for your specific needs.

Do You Offer Cosmetic Treatments?

In addition to treating TMJ migraines, Botox can be used to minimize the appearance of wrinkles for a refreshed, more youthful appearance. The protein that causes the jaw muscles to relax does the same for their facial counterparts. By loosening the muscles in your face, you can reduce the intensity of wrinkles and fine lines. Wilmette Family Dental also offers Juvederm, an FDA-approved dermal filler that can replace lost volume, correct lines and wrinkles, and contribute to an overall glow. These injections are extremely effective and are generally considered to be quite safe when administered by a medical professional. If you are interested in the cosmetic applications of Botox or Juvederm, please contact our office to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors.

Contact Wilmette Family Dental

Alleviate your TMJ migraines with our professional Botox and Juvederm treatments at Wilmette Family Dental in Wilmette, IL. For more information about our cosmetic dental procedures or to schedule an appointment, reach out to our office at 847-901-8377, visit our website, or send us a message at