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Increasingly, BOTOX is used as an alternative treatment for TMJ disorders and associated jaw tension and pain. When injected into facial muscles afflicted with soreness and discomfort, BOTOX relieves TMJ and jaw tension for many patients. The injections often eliminate headaches resulting from teeth grinding, and, in cases of severe stress, BOTOX can even minimize lock jaw. Although BOTOX treatment for these conditions is presently experimental, evidence indicates that it can be extremely effective.
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. BOTOX relieves jaw tension by making muscles unable to engage in the powerful, often unconscious movement of the jaw that produces headaches and pain.
The BOTOX alternative treatment for TMJ disorders and jaw tension is usually quick, straightforward, and effective. A non-surgical procedure, BOTOX injections are administered in a doctors office, and treatment requires no hospital stay. Most patients experience noticeable improvement within one or two days of their first treatment, although relief can take up to a week.
Millions of people use BOTOX to achieve a more relaxed and smooth facial appearance, while still having freedom of expression. Radiate beauty form the inside out by receiving a facial esthetic treatment from those who know it best in the discreet setting of a dental office. You can now achieve the esthetic improvement you desire, all in one quick visit. Combining this with teeth whitening or porcelain veneers, you will have a much more youthful appearance.
The treatment takes only minutes, and you can see results within days after your treatment which will continue to improve in the first week.