Botox for TMJ

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The International Neuromodulation Society (INS) is a nonprofit group of clinicians, scientists, and engineers who enhance understanding of neuromodulation. According to INS, neuromodulation is defined as “the alteration of nerve activity through the delivery of electrical stimulation or chemical agents to targeted sites of the body.” Therapies derived in this field are used to help restore function or provide relief to nerves.

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Botox® is well regarded for its ability to treat symptoms of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. The TMJ is the connective tissue and joint that helps the lower jaw move up and down as it does. Those suffering from TMJ Symptoms that someone is suffering from TMJ problems can include issues like rheumatoid arthritis, migraines, worn or misshapen cartilage, or grinding teeth at night. A dull ache may present itself on one or both sides of the jaw and get worse with any motion. As you can imagine, this takes a lot of joy out of things like chewing and eating our favorite foods, or any food at all.

In many cases, the case of clenching our jaw or grinding teeth can cause issues with the TMJ as we overwork the joint. The good news here is that proper stress management and identifying underlying issues can help relieve pain. While teeth grinding and jaw pain has been treated in the past with unnecessary surgical procedures, many dentists now see these for what they indeed are- signs of stress. However, with more severe cases of TMJ, consider utilizing Botox® with our team to provide relief through neuromodulator therapy.

Xeomin® is used by dentists to treat chronic sialorrhea, cervical dystonia, and blepharospasm. These terms are used to describe excessive salivation, spasms that cause the head to turn, and abnormal contractions of the eyelids. While Xeomin® is used for other cases, these are the ones that dentists may have the best chance at approaching and treating due to the relation of the neck, jaw, and facial muscles. Because dentists have a particularly in-depth understanding of the facial muscles due to their work with teeth, they’re well set up to provide treatment options and injections. Skip the medspa and make sure your treatment comes from a top medical professional. 

Please note there are risks included with the use of Botox® and Xeomin®, and all of these potential risks should be discussed with our team and doctor. Knowledge is power, and while Xeomin® and Botox® have many great benefits to add in the way of relieving site pain, musculoskeletal pain, or relief of neck muscles, it’s essential to understand the choice being made.

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