More and more people are using masseter Botox to reduce symptoms of jaw ache, TMJ and bruxism. Botox has become much more accessible over the past few years, which means you don’t need to spend a fortune to benefit from this treatment. Many people also love the way that it’s a non-surgical treatment so it can help them gain a youthful appearance without leaving them permanently scarred or seriously putting their health at risk.
Botox and TMJ
Botox has frequently been used to treat TMJ or temporomandibular joint disorders. It’s common for people to opt for this treatment when other solutions haven’t been effective. It can help with headaches linked to teeth grinding, jaw tension and lockjaw. It is important to be aware of the side effects if you are considering getting Botox for TMJ. You may experience a headache, flu-like symptoms, nausea and temporary droopiness of the eyelids. However, these symptoms don’t usually last very long. Redness, muscle weakness and bruising are also short-term side effects. Your practitioner should carry out a consultation to ensure you’re suitable for Botox treatment before they administer it.
Botox and bruxism, teeth clenching and jaw grinding
If you have problems with teeth grinding (Bruxism), Botox treatments may also be beneficial. When you grind your teeth, you put yourself at risk of jaw pain and headaches. Grinding can also cause substantial damage to the teeth. Many studies suggest that Botox can stop the grinding that leads to these problems. When a small amount of Botox is injected into the muscles that move your jaw, clenching, tension and headaches may be reduced. The Botox will be injected into your masseter muscle as well as your temporalis muscles. These are found in your temples and forehead. Teeth grinding is also linked with TMJ problems.
Psychological and physical benefits
Bruxism can cause a great deal of psychological stress as well as physical problems. Trying to overcome problems like headaches and grinding can be very stressful. This means Botox could also help you tackle psychological problems.
A quick, stress-free process
Another big reason for opting for a Botox reason is that the treatment session normally takes less than half an hour. In most cases, you can carry on with your day once you have received the treatment. Botox is most commonly injected into foreheads and jaw muscles but is sometimes applied to other areas. As a very fine needle is normally used, the injection should not cause you any real pain. If the injection does hurt, you can soothe the area with an ice pack or numbing cream.
What to do after your treatment
Once you have received your Botox treatment, don’t rub or massage the area. You should also avoid strenuous exercise. Try to remain upright so the toxin doesn’t spread to the wrong areas. Botox has traditionally been used to treat fine lines and wrinkles, but its increasingly being used to TMJ and slimming jawlines too.
Let us help
If you’re seeking a jaw ache, TMJ or bruxism treatment that doesn’t come with dangerous side effects, Botox may well be for you. Millions of Botox injections are now administered around the world each year, and most recipients experience few problems after receiving the treatment. As if treats the muscles rather than the skin, you won’t be left with visible scarring unless something goes very wrong. Botox is also being researched and further improved all the time.
Get in touch today to find out more about what masseter Botox or bruxism Botox can do for you.