about tmj/bruxism toxin
Toxin treatments be used to improve teeth clenching associated with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, bruxism, and alleviate tension headaches.
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is responsible for connecting your jawbone to your skull. TMJ disorders can occur due to various reasons, such as jaw misalignment, muscle tension, or arthritis. Symptoms of TMJ disorders include jaw pain, difficulty chewing, clicking or popping sounds when opening or closing the mouth, and teeth clenching.
By relaxing the muscles, Botox can help alleviate TMJ-related symptoms.
Bruxism refers to the involuntary grinding, clenching, or gnashing of teeth, often during sleep. This condition can cause various issues, including worn-down teeth, jaw pain, headaches, and facial muscle soreness.
While the exact cause of bruxism is not fully understood, stress, anxiety, and an abnormal bite are common contributing factors.
By relaxing these muscles, Botox can help reduce the intensity of teeth grinding and clenching, thus alleviating the associated symptoms.
With any and all facial aesthetics treatments our experienced medical team will produce bespoke treatment plans in your consultation which take into account factors such as preferred gender, ethnicity, you specific anatomy etc.
Botox injections can provide relief by targeting the muscles involved in jaw movement. When injected into specific points around the jaw, Botox temporarily relaxes the muscles, reducing excessive muscle contractions that contribute to jaw clenching and associated pain.
Botox can be used to treat bruxism by injecting it into the masseter muscles, which are responsible for the powerful movements of the jaw.