TMJ Disorder and Headache Treatment with BotoxⓇ
Our office now offers BotoxⓇ injections to treat those that suffer from symptoms of TMJ disorder and frequent headaches. Let’s discuss if BotoxⓇ injections are the right choice for you so you can get back to enjoying your day-to-day life pain-free.
What Is TMJ Disorder? What Are Common TMJ Disorder Symptoms?
Temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ) affects your jaw joints and can cause pain when you’re chewing, in your ears and neck, and eventually lead to headaches. It can be caused by a few different factors like genetics, trauma, wear and tear (as you age), chronic grinding at night, and arthritis. Common symptoms can include:
- Pain in your facial muscles, jaw, neck and even shoulders
- Pain particularly in one ear (which is often sometimes confused as an ear infection)
- A “popping” or “clicking” sound when talking, chewing or yawning
- Feeling like your jaw is “locked” in place/limited mouth movement
- Difficulty swallowing or swelling in affected areas
- Frequent headaches and feeling dizzy
What Is BotoxⓇ and how can it help relieve pain?
Botox injections are made from a substance called botulinum toxin. Injections are administered in very small amounts into the affected muscles and fibres that play a big role in producing headaches, jaw pain, etc. Pain messages are ultimately being blocked once the injections settle in and your muscles can relax.
What are the Risks Associated with BotoxⓇ treatment?
It’s important to remember that, just like with any procedure, BotoxⓇ injections do come with rare risks and side effects. But it’s also important to note that in small doses administered by a professional, botulinum toxin is safe and not injected into your bloodstream. It is only injected into the affected areas with the right amount to ease your pain associated with headaches and TMJ disorder. Botulism poisoning is a very rare occurrence and will only become a serious caution if large doses are administered, but our doctors are highly-trained and dedicated to ensuring you’re as comfortable and as safe as possible with any procedure done in our office.
Continuous BotoxⓇ Treatment
BotoxⓇ injections are the most effective in relieving pain when administered regularly (approximately every three months). Unfortunately, TMJ disorder is a lifelong disease and will need to be treated with proper care.
Have you been feeling insecure about your thinning lips or smoking lines? Give JUVÉDERMⓇ Treatment a try!
We always want our patients to feel 100% satisfied with their smile so we’re always looking for ways to expand our practice and offer more services to accomplish this. We now offer JUVÉDERMⓇ and VolbellaⓇ dermal fillers so you can feel happier about the fullness and youthfulness of your smile.
What Is JUVÉDERMⓇ?
Both JUVÉDERMⓇ and VolbellaⓇ dermal fillers are made from hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is actually already present in our bodies and it helps to retain water and moisture which is what makes our skin look full and healthy. As we age, that can begin to deteriorate, but JUVÉDERMⓇ and VolbellaⓇ injections can be administered to anyone looking to improve the fullness of their lips or decrease smoking lines. Injections are placed in the desired area and typically last anywhere from four to six months, but each patient’s case may vary, especially depending on the look they’re hoping to achieve.
How does JUVÉDERMⓇ reduce the appearance of Smoking Lines?
Smoking lines refer to vertical lines that may be present on both your upper and lower lip, or just one. Although they can be caused by years of smoking, they can appear with age as your skin becomes thinner or dry. After JUVÉDERMⓇ injections are administered in the affected area, it can help improve the appearance of wrinkles and make lips look more full.
Are there any Risks Associated With JUVÉDERMⓇ?
Though risks are rare, it’s important to understand them before any procedure. Though discomfort and swelling are common after the injection procedure, these side effects shouldn’t last more than a few days and can be eased with over-the-counter medications.
We’re always more than happy to discuss the possible (but rare) risks with patients in-person so they remain aware and educated about any complications, what the process entails, and what to expect for the next few days.
We look forward to hearing from you.
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