Botox® for TMJ and Masseter Muscle
LINE ERASER MD’s | Livingston NJ – Botox for TMJ and Masseter Muscle: A Solution to Jaw Pain
Focus Area: Jaw Muscle
Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) affects millions of people worldwide, causing pain, discomfort, and difficulty while eating, talking, or even opening the mouth. The condition arises when the joint connecting the jawbone and skull becomes inflamed, causing pain and discomfort in the jaw and surrounding muscles. Another common problem related to the jaw is teeth grinding, medically known as bruxism, which can cause dental problems, headaches, and jaw pain.
Traditionally, TMJ and bruxism are treated with pain medication, physical therapy, or mouthguards, but these options may not be effective for everyone. However, Botox injections have emerged as an alternative treatment for these conditions, providing relief to those who suffer from chronic jaw pain.
What is Botox, and How Does it Work for TMJ and Masseter Muscle?
Botox is a neuromodulator produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, which is used for a variety of medical and cosmetic purposes. In cosmetic treatments, Botox is commonly used to reduce wrinkles and fine lines on the face. However, Botox can also be used to treat several medical conditions, including migraines, muscle spasms, and excessive sweating.
When used for TMJ and Masseter Muscle, Botox works by blocking the signals between the nerve and the muscle, causing the muscle to relax. By doing so, it can reduce the tension and strain on the jaw muscles, alleviating pain and discomfort caused by TMJ or bruxism.
Benefits of Botox for TMJ and Masseter Muscle
Here are some benefits of using Botox for TMJ and Masseter Muscle:
Pain relief: Botox can provide significant pain relief for people with TMJ disorder or bruxism. By relaxing the muscles, it can reduce the tension and strain on the jaw, leading to less pain and discomfort.
Improved range of motion: People with TMJ disorder often experience limited range of motion in their jaw. Botox can help improve the range of motion, making it easier to open and close the mouth.
Reduced teeth grinding: Botox can help reduce teeth grinding, which can cause dental problems, headaches, and jaw pain.
Minimal downtime: Botox injections require no downtime, and you can resume your daily activities immediately after the procedure.
Botox® New Patient Specials!
Our treatment goal of injectable neuromodulator use is to highlight your features, not stop complete movement in the face. Dr. Eisenstat in Livingston, New Jersey, will review your skin concerns, facial anatomy, and appearance goals and make recommendations that will best enhance your natural beauty.
Also known as a nonsurgical eyelift, an eyebrow lift treatment elevates the height of your eyebrows to the desired level. Using injections, the procedure relaxes the muscles and smooths the skin between the brows. The result of an eyebrow lift usually includes brighter and more open eyes, elevated brow aches and line-free skin appearance.
An eyebrow lift procedure is recommended for all individuals aged 18 or older. The treatment is the ideal solution for patients suffering from droopy eyelids, frowned eyebrows and saggy skin around the eyes. Before undergoing an eyebrow lift, you need to make a doctor’s appointment to choose the best course of treatment and possible risk factors. Eyebrow lift treatment is not suitable for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
The procedure is quick and efficient. Ahead of the treatment, you will need to stop taking any blood-thinning meds, such as ibuprofen or aspirin. Before injecting the area, a specialist will first apply an anaesthetic cream to reduce tenderness. The procedure takes a few minutes to complete.
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