Do you suffer from pain in the jaw, headaches (related to temporomandibular joint), teeth grinding(bruxism), and jaw tension?
Traditionally orthodontic splints have been used along with physiotherapy, cognitive therapy and oral medications. There is now a minimally invasive non-surgical treatment option to reduce jaw pain and teeth grinding. This treatment is effective with no downtime and minimal discomfort. It helps to relax the muscles and alleviate pain.
Bruxism is the term given to grinding teeth. It can be quite debilitating and cause significant distress, causing wearing off the teeth and headaches. Patients often complain of a morning headache because they have been tensing and grinding the teeth at night.
Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ) is a problem affecting the ‘chewing’ muscles and the joints between the lower jaw (mandible)and the base of the skull. The damaged joint causes pain through the face, neck or jaw. Limited jaw movement, painful clicking or popping of the jaw and a change in the way the upper and lower teeth are aligned can be a symptom of this condition.
The causes of TMJ Dysfunction are not completely understood but multiple factors may contribute to this condition.
Some of these include stress or anxiety, trauma to the teeth or jaw, arthritis or other inflammatory musculoskeletal conditions, poor occlusion of teeth, bad posture or excessive gum chewing.
At Jeunesse MedSpa® we use a non-surgical treatment that has no downtime and minimal discomfort.
It takes only approximately five minutes for the procedure to be completed. It involves 3-5 strategically placed injections of wrinkle relaxers into the masseter muscle (angle of the jaw). Ice and a vibrating instrument can be used to minimise discomfort which makes this is a surprisingly quick and easy procedure.
By relaxing the bulky masseter muscle and eventually ‘shrinking’ the muscle by causing atrophy in the chewing muscle, the temporomandibular joint is under less pressure. This can lower inflammation in the joint itself.
The treatment takes approximately 2-7 days to begin to relax the muscle and 4-6 weeks before it peaks. People often feel relief within a month. It may take longer for the inflammation and pain to settle than it takes for the masseter muscle to relax due to the healing process.The muscle begins to shrink approximately six to eight weeks after treatment.
You don’t have to live with the pain associated with TMJ Dysfunction we have helped many clients to live relatively pain free!
Who better to trust for the most natural looking results from wrinkle relaxers for Teething grinding than one of the most experienced providers in the Waikato, the doctors at Jeunesse MedSpa®… experience you can trust.