Fort Myers, FL (PRWEB) January 07, 2016
Dr. William Greider is now qualified to offer advanced treatment for a variety of facial pain sources after completing coursework provided by the American Academy of Facial Esthetics. Ongoing education is essential for any dentist in Fort Myers, FL who strives to provide the most up-to-date professional dental services. At his practice, patients can now receive dermal fillers and Botox® injections, which research shows are effective, safe and cost-effective ways to treat many common sources of muscle pain in the head, face and jaw.
When a person clenches the jaw or grinds teeth, which is called bruxism, the muscles and joints of the jawbone are strained, and may lead to serious oral health problems. Temporomandibular joint disorder is one common result of bruxism, although it may also occur because of a dislocated disc, trauma, stress or arthritis. Also known as TMJ or TMD, this disorder may cause the jaw to become stuck in an open or closed position, or to click and pop. A person may experience muscle tension, problems with chewing, and pain. Not only does bruxism affect the face and the teeth, the sensitive areas that develop in the muscle fibers, called trigger points, may send pain signals into the head, ears, neck and shoulders as well.
Typically, a dentist in Fort Myers, FL may recommend a mouth guard, braces or even surgery to correct problems with the muscles, joints and other structures of the face. Recent research indicates that these are not necessarily the best option for many individuals, though. Although Botox® and dermal fillers are most commonly associated with aesthetic values such as reducing the appearance of aging, these substances are also effective at treating many facial muscle problems, and Dr. Greider is able to use them to provide relief for his patients.
Not every dentist in Fort Myers, FL has undergone the training to provide these procedures. Anyone interested in Botox® and dermal fillers for facial pain or aesthetic treatments can learn more about Dr. Greider’s new services on his website.
About the Doctor:
Greider Center for Advanced Dentistry is a general practice offering personalized dental care for patients in Fort Myers, FL. Dr. William Greider and his team utilize the latest in dental technologies and techniques to provide patients with comfortable, complete care. The office provides a variety of dental services including laser dentistry, dental implants, and cosmetic dentistry, among others. Dr. Greider has been practicing dentistry for more than 30 years, and continues his education to stay up to date on the latest practices. To learn more about Greider Center for Advanced Dentistry please visit their website at http://www.advanceddentistryfortmyers.com or call (239) 494-5577 to schedule an appointment.