The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the joint found on both sides of the head, connecting the mandible (lower jaw) to the skull. This joint is responsible for the opening and closing of the jaw. TMJD refers to disorders relating to this joint. In many cases, the origin of these disorders may not be known and the symptoms may vary depending on the severity of your condition. It has been found that botulinum toxin injections can be effective in reducing tension in the muscles and nerves of the jaw providing relief from daily pain.
To find out more about how One Clinic MD can help reduce your pain, please contact us.
Treating This Condition
Bruxism (teeth grinding), TMJ pain syndrome, masseter hypertrophy (enlargement), migraines, and more.
Risks & adverse effects
Botox Therapeutic® treatments in particular are one of the safest non-surgical procedures performed when injected by a highly trained qualified physician. It provides a temporary effect. The single most important adverse effect is botulism which can occur as a result of improper dose injection causing difficulty with swallowing and breathing. The main complication of Botox is procedural, in that “unwanted results” may occur. These may include temporary facial nerve paralysis, facial asymmetry, and restricted smile in this particular treatment. As such a comprehensive knowledge of anatomy is essential and will lessen the risk of occurrence of these events. There may be redness, pain, and swelling associated with the site of injection which is all short-lived and spontaneously resolves. There is a possibility of bruising, as is with every injection which will resolve within 7-10 days. To minimize this, we ask our patients to avoid the use of blood thinners such as aspirin, ibuprofen family of medications, vitamin E, ginseng, unless as directed by your physician. Our doctors will provide further instructions to you in case of bruising to speed recovery time and resolution. At One Clinic MD, your safety and satisfaction with your results is our first and foremost priority.
How Does It Work?
Botulinum toxin injected into masseters will effectively relax the muscle and thereby reduce tension and pain associated with TMJ disorder and/or bruxism. With regular maintenance and after multiple treatment sessions, the results can be longer-lasting and more effective.
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- Pregnancy and breastfeeding
- The presence of an active skin condition in the treatment area
- History of/or active neuromuscular disease
Frequently Asked Questions
Typically on average 50-100 u needed in each axilla. With regular maintenance, the number of units may decrease over time.
Pain seems to be the most common complaint. For this reason, we at One Clinic MD use a topical anaesthetic prior to the injection procedure.
You can contact your insurance company directly to inquire if your botox treatment will be covered for a condition that was diagnosed by your physician previously. We will provide you with the necessary documentation of your treatment procedure to present to your insurance company upon request
It is recommended to have your procedure done regularly every 3-6 months initially. This will be reviewed further at your visit depending on your symptoms.
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