TMJ Treatment

How is Botox procedure done?

Botox is used as an alternative treatment for TMJ (temporo-mandibular joint). It is injected into the upper layers of the skin and provides relief from soreness and tension. It helps reduce lock jaw and reduce headaches which can be caused by excessive teeth grinding.

Indications
  • Esthetic:

    While Botox is used to treat TMJ disorders and problems such as jaw locking or headaches, it is also used for aesthetic purposes which include reducing wrinkles and lines from the patient’s face. These are two separate procedures as one is cosmetic while the other is medical.
  • Therapeutic:

    Therapeutic refers to the use of Botox in treatments for TMJ problems and bruxism. The treatment helps reduce headaches for the patient and relax their jaw muscles which, in turn, can keep them from grinding their teeth.

Botox or Botulinum toxin is a drug mainly used to reduce wrinkles and fine lines by weakening the underlying muscles. Botox treatment is minimally invasive. The effects last about three to 4 months, depending on what you are treating. The most common side effects are pain, swelling, or bruising at the injection site.

How is Botox procedure done?

Botox is injected with a fine needle into specific muscles with only minor pain.It’s a quick 10-minute treatment with minimal downtime.It generally takes 7 to 14 days to take full effect.

Indications
  • Esthetic:

    It’s considered a safe and effective treatment for wrinkles on the forehead , frown lines and crow’s feet (lines around the eye).
  • Therapeutic:

    Botox also helps in reducing the pain related to TMJ problems and bruxism.
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