The first step in diagnosing the cause of your pain is a comprehensive examination. This exam includes a thorough evaluation of your head and neck. By conducting a thorough pain and occlusal analysis, our dentist can determine whether your discomfort stems from the temporomandibular joint TMJ, neuralgia, ears, eyes or facial muscles. After identifying the cause of your pain, we can then provide you with a therapeutic option to manage your discomfort and improve your quality of life.

There are a range of chemotherapeutic options available to you, and we will discuss all your options with you so you can make a fully informed decision regarding your care. These therapeutic options include the use of sterile saline, lidocaine and botulinum toxin (more commonly known as BOTOX®). Dr. Bahramnejad has undergone extensive training and is fully certified with the American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE) to treat TMJ disorders and myofascial inflammation using BOTOX injections. With countless hours of continuing education and training, as well as years of experience, you can trust Dr. Bahramnejad’s expertise to provide you with exceptional pain relief and improved aesthetic outcomes.

Interestingly, BOTOX injections can also have muscle-relaxing effects similar to dry needling, targeting the muscles of the face, head and neck. Moreover, it has been discovered that excessive tightness in these muscles can be directly linked to tooth sensitivity. In severe cases, muscle knots can even impede blood flow and cause local muscle cell necrosis. These revelations, learned during Dr. Bahramnejad’s certification process, have significantly transformed our practice and can be of great benefit to patients experiencing tooth sensitivity, cracked teeth, broken fillings or tight jaws and muscles.

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