Botulinum Toxin for TMJ/jaw clenching
Botulinum toxin injections have emerged as a promising treatment option for temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). TMJ is a condition characterized by pain, discomfort, and dysfunction in the jaw joint and surrounding muscles. Botulinum toxin injections, commonly known as Botox, can help alleviate the symptoms of TMJ by relaxing the muscles involved in jaw movement and reducing excessive muscle contractions.
During the procedure, a small amount of botulinum toxin is injected directly into the affected jaw muscles, such as the masseter and temporalis muscles. The toxin blocks the release of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter responsible for muscle contractions, leading to muscle relaxation. By reducing the activity of these muscles, botulinum toxin injections can alleviate jaw tension, pain, and muscle spasms associated with TMJ. The effects of the injections typically last for several months before requiring retreatment.
In conclusion, botulinum toxin injections have shown promising results in the management of TMJ by relaxing the jaw muscles and reducing associated symptoms. Metropolis excels in providing botulinum toxin injections for TMJ due to our expertise in the field, precise injection techniques, patient education and support, commitment to safety, and collaborative approach to treatment. We are dedicated to helping our patients find relief from TMJ symptoms and improving their overall well-being through personalized and effective care.