Botox for TMJ
The surgical at Dental Extraction Solutions uses evidence-based treatments to treat the complex problems associated with Temporomandibular Joint Disorder. Доктор. Salomon continually updates his knowledge and undergoes specialized training in preparing and administering facial injections, ensuring excellent results and patient comfort.
How is Botox used to treat TMJ Disorder?
Botox is a biological toxin (Botulinum Toxin A) often used by surgeons to relax muscles and reduce the associated pain. The clenching and contraction of specific muscles in the face, jaw, and neck often lead to severe pain. This TMJ pain can be relieved with targeted injections of Botox into specific muscle groups that are overactive and clenched. Studies indicate that Botox injections can significantly reduce TMJ muscle and joint pain and improve function.
Am I a good candidate for Botox for TMJ?
Anyone in good health who has experienced one or more of the following symptoms and has been diagnosed with TMJ Disorder is a good candidate for Botox.
- Grinding or clenching your teeth
- Dislocation or displacement of the jaw
- Disk erosion in the jawbone
- Jaw injury
- Tension in the facial and jaw muscles caused by stress
- Arthritis in the temporomandibular joint
- Clicking or popping when opening or closing the mouth
- Earaches or ringing in the ears
- Migraines or recurring headaches
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How long do the results from Botox for TMJ last?
Although Botox itself is out of your system within three to four months, the results last longer because the muscles remain relaxed for up to a year. If symptoms eventually return, you can be retreated. Через некоторое время, the results continue to last longer.
Will Botox used for TMJ change the way my face looks?
You may see subtle changes in your facial appearance after treatment with Botox. In most patients, the face looks more oval along the lower jaw, minimizing a square jawline. Our patients are usually happy with this side effect, which softens the look of the face.
Are there risks to using Botox for TMJ Disorder?
Botox for TMJ Disorder is very effective with minimal side effects. тем не мение, if the dosage is too low, you may not experience complete relief from your symptoms. In rare cases, temporary drooping of the eyelid may occur. Доктор. Salomon will determine the appropriate Botox dosage for you and monitor any reactions.
After treatment, you may have mild bruising or redness at the injection sites, but this usually only lasts a few hours. In rare cases, you may experience a mild headache or weakness on the first day. Most people return home or to work immediately after Botox injections for TMJ with no problems.
How much does Botox for TMJ cost?
It is best to schedule an appointment with Доктор. Salomon for a consultation regarding Botox for TMJ. At that time, he can give you an accurate cost estimate based on your symptoms, the number of injections, muscle size and strength, and how much Botox is needed for adequate symptom relief.
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