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By MEHR TUCKER, DDS, LLC
August 31, 2021
Category: Botox Treatments
Tags: Botox  

If you are experiencing persistent jaw pain, popping sounds, or lockjaw, you may have temporomandibular disorder, TMD.

TMD can be painful and hinder your ability to bite, chew, and even sleep, so it is important not to let the condition go untreated. Dr. Mehr Tucker can help you find relief from TMD with the use of Botox in Rockville, MD.

While you may think of Botox as solely a cosmetic implement for wrinkle reduction, it also offers pain relief for conditions like migraines and jaw problems. With Botox injections, you can alleviate jaw discomfort in as little as one week.

What causes TMD?

  • Teeth grinding
  • Bulging jaw joints
  • Sleep apnea
  • Weakened jaw muscles
  • Loose teeth
  • Gum problems
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • High stress levels

How can Botox relieve TMD?

Botox treatments at our Rockville, MD, office can alleviate jaw tension by stopping the muscles from moving in a fashion that leads to pains and aches. This helps prevent tension headaches, spasms, lockjaw, and grinding. Your dentist may advise pairing Botox injections with other treatments, such as jaw and neck stretches, implements to correct teeth alignment issues, stress reduction techniques, or medications.

During the procedure, Botox is injected into the muscles responsible for your pain, such as the jaw or temple. The treatment takes just minutes, and while you may experience some discomfort, redness, or swelling, any side effects should dissipate quickly.

You will experience relief from your TMD within a few days and see more profound results in a week or so. Treatments may need to be repeated to sustain the results. Your doctor can help you work out a schedule so there are no pauses in your relief.

Call the office of Dr. Tucker, at (301) 963-8900 to learn more about Botox treatments for TMD in Rockville, MD.

By MEHR TUCKER, DDS, LLC
June 26, 2017
Tags: Botox  

Botox can do so much for you. With Botox, you can regain a more youthful appearance. Botox helps smooth away botoxwrinkles, frown lines, fine lines and crow’s feet, giving the skin a smoother, younger appearance. Botox is injected into the facial muscles to relax them. With the muscles relaxed, skin appears smoother. In the past, Botox was typically administered by a dermatologist. However, some dentists now provide Botox injections, as well. In Rockville, MD, Botox injections are available through the dental office Dr. Mehr Tucker.

How Botox Works

Botox works by relaxing the muscles of the face, which gives the skin a smoother appearance. When the facial muscles are tense and contracted, lines and wrinkles are more prominent. When they are relaxed, lines and wrinkles smooth out. Botox is injected directly into the muscles. Results are immediate with lines and wrinkles continuing to diminish for up to two weeks following injection. The appearance of smoother skin should last for three to four months before additional injections are needed. Ask your dentist about Botox in Rockville.

Botox Benefits and Uses

There are several uses and benefits associated with Botox. The injections are noninvasive, with no surgery required. Additionally, there is no recovery time so you can continue with daily activities following treatment. Botox offers several cosmetic benefits, but can also be used to treat such conditions as overactive bladder, chronic migraines, eyelid spasms and heavy underarm sweating. It can also be used to treat some oral conditions, such as TMJ and bruxism. Cosmetic benefits of Botox include:

  • Softening frown lines
  • Softening crow’s feet
  • Smoothing forehead lines
  • Softening wrinkles around the mouth
  • Smoothing lines on the neck and chest
  • Smoothing the jaw line
  • Minimizing the appearance of being tired, worried or angry

There are many things Botox can do for you. From treating certain medical and dental conditions to giving you a more youthful appearance, Botox offers several benefits. For Botox treatment in Rockville, MD, schedule an appointment with Dr. Tucker by calling (301) 963-8900.

By MEHR TUCKER, DDS, LLC
October 31, 2016
Tags: Botox  

When you go to the dentist, you probably do so to take care of any dental issues you may have. You may even see your dentist to improve the appearance of your smile. However, did you know that planning an improved look with your dentist does not necessarily end with your smile? Learn more bout Botox, available from your Rockville, MD dentist Dr. Mehr Tucker.

What is Botox? 
Botox is a treatment which improves and prevents the appearance of facial fine lines and wrinkles. Botox works by blocking the nerves in the facial muscles from sending their signal to move to the brain, paralyzing the muscles underneath your facial skin, preventing them from moving. Since they cannot move, they cannot cause your skin to wrinkle. Additionally, the lack of muscle movement allows your skin to relax, which smooths the appearance of existing fine lines and wrinkles.

What can Botox do for me? 
Botox injections work best on wrinkled or furrowed areas of the face including:

  • crow’s feet
  • the lines between your eyebrows
  • lines around the mouth
  • wrinkles running across the forehead

Botox can also help treat facial pain resulting from dental conditions like teeth grinding and Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorder. Your dentist uses a super-fine needle to inject Botox, helping reduce the level of discomfort your will feel with each injection. Most patients report injections to feel like a small pinch. Botox requires no downtime, allowing patients to get right back into their daily activities after treatment.

Botox Treatment in Rockville, MD
Botox is a fast and easy treatment. The procedure lasts around 15 minutes and your dentist can perform Botox injections during your regular examination and cleaning. This easy, two-birds-with-one-stone idea saves you time and effort, eliminating the need to see two separate healthcare professionals in two different offices. Save yourself from taking a day off of work or the need to schedule a second appointment by scheduling your Botox session with Dr. Tucker.

For more information on botox, please contact Dr. Mehr Tucker in Rockville, MD. Call (301) 963-8900 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Tucker today!