When you unconsciously grind your teeth, or clench your jaw, it can not only wear away at your teeth but can also cause shooting pain into your ear and throughout your head.
Innovative research, combined with the unique knowledge and extensive skills of dentists, has recently opened the door for dentists to explore new injection dental treatments that help patients quickly resolve TMJ and other related problems.
How injection treatments can help you
Temporal Mandibular Joint (TMJ) treatment
If you’ve dealt with TMJ pain, you know how it shoots out from the jaw up into your ear and causes headaches. Often, this pain is caused by unconscious jaw clenching. Dentists can use injections to help relax the jaw, providing real pain relief without resorting to painkillers.
Bruxism (night-time teeth grinding)
Grinding your teeth at night can be a contributing factor to TMJ, and it can also grind the enamel off of your teeth, leaving them vulnerable to plaque and bacteria. Dentists can use injections, alongside a night guard, to help relieve bruxism and decrease wear and tear on teeth.
Reducing a high lip line (or ‘gummy smile’)
Previously, the only treatment for someone wanting to change their gummy smile was an invasive procedure that included gingival surgery and crown lengthening. But, with injections, your dentist can relax your upper lip to create a lower lip line without intensive surgery.
Refitting new dentures
For those without their natural teeth, lip muscles may move over time, making it difficult to accommodate new dentures. Your dentist can use injections to help reposition muscles and make the transition to new dentures easier.
Fully trained and ready to help you
Dentists are knowledgeable in the use of needles and have in-depth knowledge that covers much of the face and neck. Together, this creates a perfect foundation to build on for offering all types of injections treatments – from dental specific to the more traditional aesthetic offerings.
The dentists at Coaldale Dental combine this understanding with specific training to offer the same high level of care we do with all our treatments.
Whether you’re looking to work on your smile or soften the crow’s feet around your eyes, our practitioners can help you with injection treatments!