Did you know anti wrinkle injections can be used to relieve pain and discomfort caused by clenching and grinding of the jaw?
This is increasingly being used to help treat the symptoms of TMJ (Temporo-mandibular joint) disorders and associated pain / jaw tension. The symptoms can be extremely painful and frustrating, these can include:
- clicking, popping or grating noises as you chew or move your mouth
- muscle pain or aches around the jaw
- pain in front of the ear that may spread to the cheek, ear and temple
- difficulty opening the mouth – the jaw may feel tight, as if it is stuck, making eating difficult
- headache or migraine
When it is injected into the facial muscles that are associated with the soreness and discomfort, it can relieve TMJ pain and jaw tension for many patients. It can also eliminate headaches that are a result from teeth grinding.
How does TMJ treatment work?
Injection into the muscles ‘freezes’ the muscles so they are unable to engage in grinding action that causes the TMJ problems which then relieves the tension causing the pain and discomfort. It does not affect the way jaw moves for day to day activities such as talking and eating.
Treatment is quick, straightforward and can be very effective.
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