More Than a Wrinkle Solution,
Botox Can Save You From Jaw Pain Misery!

Don't lose your last drop of hope! Botox can be much more than just a wrinkle eraser as it is commonly used to treat severe cases of TMD.

Dr. Jung, a dental care professional at the Etobicoke dental clinic wants to help patients resolve their jaw pain for once and for all with this effective treatment.

Jaw pain misery

TMD, an abbreviation for temporomandibular joint disorder, describes conditions of discomfort associ ated with the TMJ (temporomandibular jaw joint) and its surrounding facial muscles. While the cause of TMD remains unknown, there are certain habits dentists believe to contribute to TMD pain. Some potential causes include the grinding or clenching of the teeth, fingernail biting, a presence of arthritis in the TMJ, or even wearing dentures of the wrong fit. It is important to assess the root cause of TMJ pain in a patient before choosing the appropriate treatment option.

Dr. Jung suggests that sufferers of TMD should begin by attempting to reduce their jaw pain with certain jaw relaxation techniques, and to try reducing the movement of the jaw by talking less and eating softer foods. If these methods do not aid in the relief of jaw pain for a patient or if the patient's condition is severe, botox can serve as a very effective treatment option. With an evaluation, Dr. Jung can determine whether or not a patient is a suitable candidate.

"I've had enough of this TMD pain. Show me the botox!"

During a TMD botox treatment, dentists will generally take 10-30 minutes administering the injections depending on how much botox is required. The needle should feel no more painful than the prick of a pin, and patients can continue on with their normal daily activities following the procedure as long as they are careful. Happy gas is an option for patients who experience anxiety with such procedures.

Patients with realistic expectations can have a very positive experience with botox treatment for their TMD pain. The treatment is known to effectively and significantly minimize jaw tension, lockjaw, shoulder and neck pain, eliminate headaches, and decrease the amount of discomfort with the use of the jaw. Most patients feel relief after the first or second day of treatment, and the benefits will typi cally last for up to 3 months.

As effective as botox is to treat severe cases of TMD, this method does involve minor risk of complication. Some patients may experience swelling, pain and bruising at the site of the injection. Some may even experience headaches, nausea, or drooling. Although these side effects are uncommon, it is im portant to follow the instruction of a professional like Dr.Jung to get the best results out of your treatment.

Please contact Etobicoke dental clinic if you are interested in discussing treatment options for your TMD.


Join the conversation