At Lifetime Dental Care, we understand the discomfort and limitations that can arise from jaw clenching and muscular tension.
We are pleased to offer Muscle Relaxant Injections (Botox) to provide relief for symptoms of jaw clenching, including pain, muscle tensions and hypertrophic (large) jaw muscles.
Botox works by temporarily paralyzing the muscles in the jaw that are causing the pain and tension, allowing them to relax and shrink. The long term treatment goal is to break the mind-muscle connection and reduce clenching strength and frequency.
Benefits of Muscle Relaxant Injections:
Muscle Relaxation: Botox acts as a muscle relaxant, effectively reducing muscle tension and allowing the jaw to move more freely. This relaxation can provide relief from clenching-related symptoms such as jaw pain, headaches, and facial tension.
Extended Relief: Botox injections provide relief for several months at a time, making it a convenient and long-lasting solution for managing TMJ discomfort.
Complementary Treatments: Botox can be combined with other therapies, such as occlusal splints or night guards. This combination approach helps further alleviate muscle tension and promote optimal jaw alignment, especially during sleep.
Subtle and Natural Results: Our experienced dentist, Dr. Bec, aims to use a subtle amount of botox to create therapeutic or cosmetic benefits without limiting your ability to express yourself or function naturally. The goal is to achieve results that are harmonious with your facial features.