BOTOX is a safe alternative treatment for most people who experience jaw tension or TMJ disorder. This treatment helps to alleviate pain from many joint and muscle spasms associated with TMJ.
Symptoms of TMJ disorders:
- Jaw pain or stiffness
- Headaches, earaches and toothaches
- Clicking or popping noises during chewing
- Severely worn teeth and/or chipped teeth
- Masseter muscle enlargement
Bruxism is a specific condition in which people grind or clench their teeth ( most do so involuntarily). Grinding and clenching causes the muscle to grow stronger, therefore resulting in headaches, earaches or facial pain, which worsen with time. BOTOX relaxes the jaw muscle sufficiently to reduce grinding symptoms while maintaining normal jaw and teeth action.
At Dr.Chelsea Mason Dental, we are happy to provide Dental therapeutic treatments using Botox for Jaw tensions. Most patients experience noticeable improvement within 3-5 days of their first treatment, although relief can take up to a week. Results last 3-4 month.