Anti-wrinkle injections may be used as an alternative treatment for TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders and associated jaw tension and pain. When injected into facial muscles affected by this discomfort and soreness, the anti-wrinkle injections relieve TMJ and jaw tension for many patients. The injections often will get rid of headaches caused by teeth grinding, and in severe cases, they can even minimise lock jaw.
The TMJ is used very often during talking, eating, swallowing and other other everyday activities. If this joint becomes displaced or overworked through excessive teeth grinding, you may experience severe tension headaches, as well as sharp pain in the jaw. Anti-wrinkle injections relieve jaw tension by making muscles unable to engage in heavy, and often subconscious movement of the jaw that produces the unwanted symptoms.
Anti-wrinkle injections treatment for TMJ disorders and jaw tension is usually quick, straight forward, and effective. Most patients experience noticeable improvement within one to two days of their first treatment, although relief can take up to a week. It is best to have a consultation with Dr. Huy Tran to see if it can be used for your specific case.
Note: TMD (Temporomandibular Disorder) was previously known as TMJD (Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction). See our page on TMJ Disorders for more information.
If you need a Brisbane dentist who can help you with your TMJ issues, call us at Hawthorne Dental. We open 6-days a week. If you have any questions about anti-wrinkle injections, please speak to your dentist and they’ll be happy to answer them.