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What is  TMJ?

Your temporomandibular joint—or TMJ—is the hinge-like joint on either side of your jaw, just in front of your ears. Although you might not realise it, you move your TMJ thousands of times per day. Every time you eat, laugh, yawn, smile, or talk, your TMJ moves. And unlike a lot of other major joints in your body, this one goes in a variety of different directions.People with TMJ disorder (TMD or TMJD) experience difficulty opening and closing their mouth, making it difficult to eat or talk. It can also lead to painful side effects. The good news is that non- surgical treatments are available.

Possible symptoms of TMJ

  • Headaches and migraines

  • Neck, shoulder, and back pain

  • Earaches

  • Popping and clicking

  • Limited range of motion

  • Teeth grinding

  • Sleep-disordered breathing

  • Worn, chipped, or broken teeth

TMJ Causes

Most causes of TMJ pain or TMD are related to overuse of the joint. For instance, if you grind and clench your teeth often (bruxism), it can strain the tissues around your TMJ. Excessive muscle tension can also radiate into the face, scalp, and neck. People who have STRESSFUL LIFESTYLES OR SUFFER FROM ANXIETY  tend to clench their teeth more frequently, causing TMJ symptoms to develop.Sleep apnoea is another common cause of TMJ. Since airway blockage triggers contraction in the jaw, you may be clenching your teeth at night when you sleep.

Botox for TMJ

One of the best non-surgical treatments for TMJ discomfort is using a dermal filler like Botox. As  muscle relaxant, botulinum toxin can ease muscle tension . You can combine your Botox treatment with other non-surgical therapies such as bite splints or night guards to lessen muscle tension while you sleep.Botox is a non-invasive alternative to TMJ surgery. Mild soreness at the injection site is temporary and easy to manage with a cool compress or over-the-counter pain reliever.

Botox Results

Your first Botox treatment typically takes several days to begin seeing the effects, but when applied semi-frequently, it’s easier to help maintain results for several months at a time. The way it works is by slightly and temporarily paralysing the muscle tissue around your jaw, easing how tense they are. In turn, you experience improved relaxation around your TMJ as well as throughout your face, scalp, and neck.

How Long Does Botox For TMJ Last?

Most TMJ clients can  ee results for up to seversl months at a time. Follow up appointments maybe necessary but most people seem to respond well with a single treatment.

TMD can be a challenging condition to treat, but laser therapy can help to relieve pain and inflammation associated with the disorder. It does this by reducing the pain and inflammation around the TMJ and by increasing the range of motion in the jaw joint.

Does it actually work? Yes, studies show patients with TMJ disorders experienced an improved mandibular range of motion as well as impressive pain reduction after six months of treatment. In addition, it provides a reduction of pain over the long term






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