Botulinum toxin can be used to treat TMJ (temporomandibular joint). At Simplyteeth we can help treat certain TMJ disorders with Botox injections
Here are several of the major benefits Botulinum toxin offers TMJ sufferers:
Botulinum toxin works by relaxing the muscles of mastication, these are the muscles which are in use when clenching, or grinding. Clenching or grinding is very common, with up to 85% of the population suffering form some sort of TMJ pain. It can be helped with a Nite Guard which could be made by your dentist, but a more common approach these days is Botulinum toxin injections.
Botulinum toxin relaxes the muscles and the effects are no pain and can last upto 4 months. It can also as a result help to reduce neck pain
A dentist consultation is a necessity to assess the Jaw joint. The dentist will then decide with the patient whether Botulinum toxin is a good option. Botulinum toxin will then be injected around the jaw joint area.
Normal activity can be resumed immediately after the Botulinum toxin treatment, but strenuous activity should be avoided for 24 hours after treatment. It may take several days to feel the full benefits of the treatment, but Botulinum toxin will continue to work for up to 3-4 months.
Costs vary case to case but prices start from £400.
For more information please contact us at Simplyteeth.