WHAT DOES THE TMJ DISORDER TREATMENT INVOLVE?
Located on both sides of the head at the point where the jawbone meets the skull, the temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ) is used during talking, eating, swallowing, and other everyday activities. If this joint becomes displaced or is overworked through excessive teeth grinding, a person may suffer severe tension headaches, as well as sharp pain in the jaw and associated dental damage.
The anti-wrinkle injection relieves jaw tension by making muscles unable to engage in the powerful, often unconscious movement of the jaw that produces headaches and pain. For those that have been advised to wear a mouth splint or guard at night, this is likely to no longer be needed.
The treatment for TMJ disorders and jaw tension is quick, straightforward, and extremely effective. This 10 minute, non-surgical procedure is provided by a cosmetic practitioner experienced in providing anti-wrinkle injections for this specific condition. Most patients experience noticeable improvement within one or two days of their first treatment, although relief can take up to a week.
The duration of the treatment usually lasts between 4–6 months and up to 12 months with repeated treatments.
The injections often eliminate headaches resulting from teeth grinding, and, in cases of severe stress can even minimise lock jaw.