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TMJ Pain
Teeth Grinding
Jaw Slimming

TMJ Pain - Teeth Grinding Treatment - Jaw Slimming

 

TMJ Pain? Grinding Your Teeth? We can help. You may have tried mouth guards or physiotherapy for TMJ disorder. This often helps, but not fully.  You can get relief with muscle relaxer injections to the masseter (jaw) muscles. Masseter injections are highly effective, quick & may last from 3 to 6 months.​

✔ Affordable. Only $360.

✔ Slim The Jaw Muscles .

✔ Fast Procedure. No Down-Time.

✔ Minimal Discomfort.

✔ Friendly, Thorough & Careful.

✔ Safety. Doctor Led Clinic.

Temporomandibular Joint or TMJ Disorder usually goes hand-in-hand with teeth grinding (bruxism) and headaches. The masseter muscles increase in size, muscle tension increases and the cycle continues. This can result in headaches, damage to teeth, disrupted sleep, and even migraines and ear tingling. By injecting the jaw with muscle relaxers we can slim the masseters & reduce muscle tension. Within a week a majority of patients notice significant reduction in teeth grinding, TMJ pain & headaches.

We start with a medical consult & examination of the jaw muscle. The injections are then administered (taking less than 5 minutes). After treatment, avoid putting pressure on the jaw area for at least 6 hours. We recommend chewing gum for even distribution of the medicine.

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TMJ Injections FAQ / Details

 

Masseter Injection Side Effects

Bruising is the most common side effect for anti-wrinkle injections; this may be seen in about 1 in 100 cases. Unwanted relaxing of neighboring muscles is a rare, serious, but temporary risk with muscle relaxer/anti-wrinkle treatment; it will go back to normal after several weeks. As everyone's anatomy is different there is always a small risk of asymmetry. Many people will notice a pre-existing asymmetry due to increased attention & focus on the area. These can be easily corrected on review with our doctor. Infection is possible but exceptionally rare - we have a never had any cases of this.

How Long Does TMJ Relief Last?

Your first masseter treatment will last around 3 months. With each subsequent treatment to duration of results will increase. After a couple treatments we can usually switch to 6 monthly treatments.

What Brand Of Antiwrinkle Is Best?

We carry all brands of antiwrinkle; also known as muscle relaxant injections  or neuromodulators.

Is It Worth Upgrading To The Most Expensive Brand Of Anti-Wrinkle?

Usually not. All brands have been studied in large trials. These studies have found they all last a similar duration. Individuals may find a a certain brand will last longer or have a more natural effect for them, but this is rare. Cost is the main difference between brands.

Can I Get TMJ Treatment At The Same Time As My Consult?

Yes, you sure can. Our treatment bookings all include a consult & doctor review.

Recovery / Downtime 

You can get straight back to work or fun straight after TMJ treatment. You will have some red bumps for about 20 minutes but these will fade quickly. The important part is to avoid touching the area where the anti-wrinkle was injected for 4 hours to minimize the risk of side-effects. Some of the spots injected may feel mildly tender for a day or two.

 

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Bruxism Treatment

Teeth grinding, AKA Bruxism, may cause pain, headaches, jaw problems and damaged teeth. However, the researchers reported that shots of Botox into the chewing muscles in the cheek can block the signals that tell these muscles to contract, relieving the grinding and clenching.

 

Nighttime and daytime bruxism is a very common condition that can cause headaches, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome and teeth problems that can make life miserable. The cause of bruxism isn't fully known but suspected to be due to abnormal nerve signals triggering involuntary and forceful contractions of the jaw muscles. Those contractions result in clenching of the jaw and grinding of teeth.

TMJ Disorder

Muscle relaxant injections have been successfully used in the management of TMJ disorder symptoms for nearly a decade. The injections are used on the jaw muscles to relax the jaw, some of the benefits are that this can: treat headaches; jaw muscle pain; bruxism (teeth clenching); chronic migraines; and trismus (can’t open jaw).