The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) joins the skull and the jaw together and is responsible for the mastication movements by moving the jaw up and down, forward and backward side to side.
Stress, anxiety and teeth grinding are the most common causes of joint dysfunction, producing muscle pain at the mandibular level and in the ears.
This non-surgical treatment is administered at the dental office. Botox injections are applied to the affected facial muscles, providing pain relief and thus allowing the person to perform normal daily activities such as chewing, speaking and swallowing.
In addition to relieving pain, this treatment has the advantage that it protects dental health, since excessive tooth grinding could wear the teeth down, cause recession of the gums, damage the nerve and cause wear at the joint level.
Patients treated with Botox experience relief in the first 3 to 5 days.
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