With the comprehensive Tekscan pressure mapping system, Dr. Lathrop can diagnose your bite’s alignment and determine if you suffer from bruxism or TMJ disorder. Using an FDA-approved treatment, Dr. Lathrop can use Botox to ease the jaw joint tension behind TMJ troubles. Botox also helps reduce bruxism, or teeth grinding.
Benefits of Botox:
Over 2.5 million Botox procedures have been performed in the United States. Across American, people are experiencing relief from the headaches and jaw pain associated with TMJ disorder and jaw pain. If you grind your teeth or clench your jaw, you can be damaging your smile. With Botox, you may be able to experience relief from bruxism. In just 3-5 days, you can start to notice a reduction in the symptoms of TMJ disorder and bruxism.
For more comprehensive results, Dr. Lathrop can recommend occlusal analysis and TMJ treatment through disclusion time-reduction therapy. The advanced therapy relies on detailed scanning of your bite and occlusion using our TekScan system, then reducing the time and space that your jaw needs to fully open, close, and move on your temporomandibular joints. Disclusion time-reduction therapy has been shown to significantly improve quality of life for patients who suffer bite imbalances and chronic pain associated with bruxism and TMJ disorder.