AUSTIN BOTOX TMJ
Austin BOTOX TMJ is used as an alternative treatment for TMJ (temporo-mandibular joint) disorders and associated jaw tension and pain. When Botox is injected into facial muscles afflicted with soreness and discomfort, it relieves TMJ and jaw tension for many patients.
Botox injections often eliminate headaches resulting from teeth grinding and Bruxism.
HOW CAN BOTOX HELP TMJ & BRUXISM?
Located on both sides of the head at the point where the jawbone meets the skull, the temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ) is used during talking, eating, swallowing, and other everyday activities. If this joint becomes displaced or is overworked through excessive teeth grinding, a person may suffer severe tension headaches, as well as sharp pain in the jaw.
BOTOX® relieves jaw tension by making muscles unable to engage in the powerful, often unconscious movement of the jaw that produces headaches and pain. This alternative treatment for TMJ disorders and jaw tension is usually quick, straightforward, and effective.
HOW LONG BEFORE I SEE RELIEF FROM TMJ
Most patients experience noticeable improvement within one or two days of their first treatment, although relief can take up to a week.
WHAT AREAS ARE AFFECTED WITH TMJ BOTOX
Only the areas injected with Botox will be “relaxed.” Botox treatment for TMJ therapy will not affect anywhere else in your body. The injections are mainly in the temporalis, frontalis and masseter (see picture below) additional sites may be injected with Botox depending on the severity of the headaches.
HOW LONG DOES A TMJ BOTOX TREATMENT TAKE?
The length of the Botox treatment is typically around 15 minutes.
IS BOTOX FOR TMJ PAINFUL?
The pain associated with the Botox TMJ Treatment procedure has been described as being similar to a bug bite or prick. Everyone tolerates it really well.
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER BOTOX FOR TMJ TREATMENT
After the Botox TMJ Treatment muscle tenderness will start to disappear almost immediately. Wrinkles begin to disappear within 24 – 48 hours after the injections, and you may continue to see the wrinkles diminish up to one week after the Botox treatment procedure.
There may be mild temporary bruising, numbness, or redness around the injection sites. You will not look 20 years younger, but you may find that you look more natural and relaxed or less sad and angry.
WHAT IS RECOVERY LIKE AFTER BOTOX?
Botox is non-surgical, so patients can return to normal activities immediately. However, to avoid spreading the toxin to other muscles, patients should not rub or massage the area injected with Botox. Also, no working out for 24-hours.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF BOTOX FOR TMJ INJECTIONS?
The most common reported side-effects of Botox treatment are headaches, respiratory infection, flu syndrome, temporary eye-lid droop, and nausea.
There could also be bruising at the injection site. Another limitation to Botox® injection for TMJ treatments is that there is a possibility of developing antibodies that would render the TMJ treatments less and less effective over time. Botox injection treatments should be avoided during pregnancy and lactation.
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