for Jaw Clenching
BOTOX® Therapeutic is an FDA- approved protein complex that temporarily blocks nerve impulses that cause muscles to contract. When we injects BOTOX® Therapeutic into the muscles in and around your mouth, it can effectively address a variety of issues such as bruxism and TMJ disorder. The injections only take a few minutes and results can last for several months at a time.
Chronic jaw clenching or teeth grinding, known as bruxism, can lead to severe headaches, ear pain, and a sore jaw. It can also wear down your teeth and cause cracking and breaking. Most people who suffer from bruxism grind their teeth or clench their jaws while they sleep, but the condition can also manifest involuntarily during waking hours as well.
Mouth guards are commonly used to treat bruxism, but BOTOX® Therapeutic can also be used to relax specific muscles and relieve a number of bruxism-related symptoms, such as:
• Chronic headaches
• Tooth damage or wear
• Jaw fatigue
• Pain or tightness in the jaw or other areas of the face
• Bruxism can also lead to misalignment of the temporomandibular joint and lead to TMJ.
Millions of people suffer from severe, migraine-like headaches and chronic facial and neck pain because of a condition known as temporomandibular disorder, also referred to a TMJ or TMD.
The temporomandibular joints connect your skull to your lower jawbone. You use these joints every day to chew, speak, yawn and swallow. When your facial muscles, teeth and jaw joints are not in harmonious balance, a number of painful complications can arise, such as:
• Chronic headaches
• Teeth grinding or clenching (bruxism)
• Ear pain
• Clicking or popping of the jaw joint
• Shoulder and neck aches
• Facial pain
Although it is still a relatively new solution for TMJ treatment, BOTOX® Therapeutic has been increasingly used to successfully treat a variety of symptoms related to muscle overexertion. Many medical issues, such as uncontrollable blinking, excessive sweating and chronic migraines have also been effectively addressed with BOTOX®.