Are you someone who suffers from TMJ disorder or migraines? BotoxⓇ and JuvedermⓇ injections can help relieve your pain.
BotoxⓇ and JuvedermⓇ injections are now being offered in our office for the treatment of TMD, TMJ, tension headaches and migraines. We know you may have a lot of questions on the subject and that’s okay. We’re dedicated to ensuring our patients are as comfortable as possible with any procedure and remain educated, not just about their oral health, but their overall health and wellbeing.
Many people think of BotoxⓇ or JuvedermⓇ to improve the appearance of wrinkles and your confidence, but that’s not all they do.
Injections are made of a hyaluronic acid gel that is actually a naturally-occurring substance in our skin. This substance is what makes our skin appear youthful and voluminous so as we start developing wrinkles or “laughing lines” or notice our lips thinning as we age, injections can replace that substance that starts disappearing. Injections also tell our muscles to relax which is why, when you receive BotoxⓇ or JuvedermⓇ injections, your muscle contractions are being subdued until the effects wear off. BotoxⓇ and JuvedermⓇ injections are injected around pain fibres that play a big role in your headaches or migraines and block those pain messages from sending. They only take around ten to 15 minutes to administer, so you can get back to your routine in no time. BotoxⓇ and JuvedermⓇ injections have been approved by the FDA to treat chronic migraines in adults. Migraines are painful and can negatively affect your work and family life. Let’s discuss if injections are the best option for you so you can get back to enjoying your day-to-day life pain-free.
How long do the effects last?
One treatment can last for approximately 12 weeks before needing a touchup. This treatment can be administered to patients 18 and up. Side effects are rare, but during your treatment, you may experience a bit of bleeding or bruising at the injection sites. These side effects should only last a couple of days so if they continue, you should contact us immediately.
What is TMJ? How do I know I have it?
Have you been experiencing tenderness in your jaw, particularly when you wake up in the morning? Have you felt pain in and around your ears? Have you had difficulty chewing? You may be suffering from TMJ disorder. TMJ is often lifelong and can disrupt quality of life. It’s very common in women between the ages of 20-40, but men can reap the benefits of BotoxⓇ or JuvedermⓇ injections as well.
Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) can affect the jaw joint to the skull. You may experience pain in your ears or a difference in hearing, feel discomfort in your neck area, and have problems chewing or even yawning. This disorder can be caused by stress, trauma/injury, arthritis, BotoxⓇ and JuvedermⓇ injections habits like clenching or grinding your teeth constantly at night and can help relax your muscles to reduce your risk of causing chips, cracks, or wear and tear on your teeth from grinding or clenching.
Are there risks associated with BotoxⓇ and JuvedermⓇ injections?
Though BotoxⓇ or JuvedermⓇ has rare side effects, it is still possible to experience some bruising or bleeding at the injection sites, but if they don’t go away within a couple of days, it may be time to contact us. If you experience swelling, redness, itchiness, etc., you may be allergic to the injections.
We’ll also discuss the current medications you’re taking as some of the substances in the injections can interfere with the effectiveness.
If you have any questions about our filler products for relieving TMJ disorders or migraines, call us today or ask during your next appointment. We’ll determine if BotoxⓇ and JuvedermⓇ injections are the right treatment for you.
We look forward to hearing from you.
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