RELIEF TMJ PAIN WITH BOTOX FOR TMJ / MUSCLE RELAXANTS FOR TMJ
If you are seeking relief from TMJ pain & disorder, TMJ Centre Melbourne now offers muscle relaxant injections. This treatment helps with grinding and clenching (bruxism) as well as, jaw pain and headaches associated with teeth clenching. With this treatment you can get up to 3 to 4 months of relief from your TMJ-related pain.
AREAS THAT CAN BE TREATED WITH TMJ BOTOX
TMJ Botox can be used to treat specific areas of the jaw, forehead, and temples. These injections target the muscles in these regions to reduce muscle overactivity and tension associated with TMJ disorders.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR MUSCLE RELAXANT INJECTIONS?
If you are considering botox for TMJ, refrain from alcohol consumption for at least 24 hours before the injections, as alcohol can also increase the risk of bleeding and bruising. Additionally, if you smoke, consider avoiding it, as smoking can delay the healing process.
Muscles relaxant injections from a dentist
The TMJ Centre Melbourne offers muscle relaxant injections as part of treatment for TMJ disorders pain. This treatment works by weakening certain jaw muscles enough to reduce the effects of grinding and clenching. But not enough to negatively effect your ability to eat and speak.
Dentists can use muscle relaxant injections to treat:
- Trismus (can’t open your jaw)
- Headaches caused by chewing muscles
- Jaw muscle pain
- Chronic migraine
Most headaches are characterised as being caused by muscle contractions. The injections help headaches by relaxing part of the facial muscles, which prevents the muscles from being able to fully contract. Which in turn minimises headache pain.
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What Does The Muscle Relaxant Injection Treatment Involve?
Muscle relaxant injections are administered by a fine needle into the specific muscle contributing to your pain. This is (usually) done without anaesthetic as the only sensation you will feel is the light sting of the needle.
Treating TMJ pain with muscle relaxants ensures only the necessary muscles are treated, leaving the rest of your facial muscles to be unaffected by the injections. The exact dose of muscle relaxant you’ll receive will be determined in your initial consultation and it will depend on the extent of treatment you require.
HOW MANY TMJ BOTOX ARE NECESSARY?
The number of injections you’ll require for treatment will depend on your individual needs. Typically one injection is needed in each masseter and temporalis muscle. The dosage varies according to your needs and usually repeat injections are recommended two weeks later. Some individuals may then need another injection a further 2 weeks later. However, this is only a guide—it is no substitution for an actual consult with our team.
HOW EFFECTIVE ARE THE BOTOX INJECTIONS FOR TMJ?
Effects can be felt as quickly as the next day. However, typically, it can take 3 to 4 days, sometimes up to 2 weeks. The benefits of muscle relaxant injections can last for 3 to 4 months.
If you would like to know more, or to request an appointment with TMJ Centre Melbourne, please contact us today.
HOW DO MUSCLE RELAXANTS WORK?
Muscle relaxant injections work by soothing the nerves, which reduces the intensity of pain signals reaching your brain. Consequently, your muscles relax, leading to a decrease in stiffness and soreness.
IS BOTOX FOR TMJ DISORDER SAFE?
Yes, Botox for TMJ is safe when administered by a qualified professional. Botox has proven effective in easing TMJ-related symptoms like jaw tension and headaches by relaxing the muscles. It’s important, though, to seek an expert for this treatment to ensure safety and optimal outcomes.
ARE THERE SIDE EFFECTS ASSOCIATED WITH MUSCLE RELAXANTS?
Although Botox is generally safe and many people experience no issues after the procedure, a few may encounter nagging headaches or some muscle tenderness. There’s also a slight chance of temporary facial muscle paralysis, but this only occurs in rare cases.
HOW MUCH DOES BOTOX FOR TMJ COST?
The cost of Botox for TMJ can vary, as it depends on individual needs and treatment plans. For accurate pricing and to discuss how Botox can be customised to your unique situation, please feel free to reach out and connect with us directly. We are here to assist you.