How can injections from a dentist help TMJ disorder?

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Symptoms of TMJ disorder can be effectively managed with muscle relaxant injections from a dentist

Muscle relaxant injections have been successfully used in the management of TMJ disorder (TMD) symptoms for nearly a decade. The injections are used on the jaw muscles to relax the jaw, some of the benefits are that this can: treat headaches; jaw muscle pain; bruxism (teeth clenching); chronic migraines; and trismus (can’t open jaw).

What do the TMJ injections involve?

The injection process is unique to each patient as it caters towards your individual requirements based on what symptoms you’re experiencing. The dosage, as well as the number of injections, will vary depending on the severity of your TMJ disorder.

Typically, only one injection is required in each of the muscles. The injections are only required in the TMJ region, which is directly in front of your ears, so the rest of your face remains unaffected. The injection process is relatively brief and unobtrusive, and the effects can last for three to four months.

Treatments that compliment TMJ injections

During this time other treatments can be provided to help treat other areas that may be contributing to your TMJ pain. This treatment may come from a chiropractor.

Our TMJ chiropractors can work with you reduce possible dysfunction in other areas of your body. The benefit of this is that it can help to: either remove or diminish any pressure your body may be placing on your jaw joints.

Where to get TMJ injections

TMJ Centre Melbourne has a TMJ dentist and chiropractor on hand, who are qualified to treat TMJ. They work with one another to most effectively help solve your TMJ related issues. Dr Shah is the dentist at TMJ Centre Melbourne and has personal experience with suffering from TMJ disorder. As a result, he was able to treat himself and understands the process firsthand.

TMJ injections are part of a treatment plan

It is important to reinforce: muscle relaxants are not a cure for TMDJ disorder. Rather, it is a way to alleviate some of the symptoms for up to three or four months.

At TMJ Centre Melbourne, we offer a range of treatment options to help you. The treatments on offer include:

  • Low level laser therapy
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Neuromuscular orthotics
  • Prolotherapy
  • Muscle relaxants
  • Breathing dysfunction treatment

When you come in for a consultation, our team will assess your health and determine what is the best option for you. At our practice, the focus is to provide patients with holistic, non-surgical treatments for TMD. That is part of why we offer a variety of treatments from a TMJ dentist and a chiropractor.

TMJ Centre Melbourne’s TMD injectable treatments

If you would like to know more about how muscle relaxant injections can help you, or to request a consultation, please contact us today.