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TMJ Treatment in Milton

Botox For Muscle Pain Management

What is TMJ?

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is located in the back of the jaw and acts as a hinge which "connects" your jawbone to your skull. TMJ disorders can cause increasing pain in your jaw joints and the muscles which control your jaw movements. Severe headaches, changes in your bite, and limited opening of your mouth may also result from untreated TMJ problems. At Reflections Med Spa in Milton, working together with the periodontal offices of Drs.Fugazzotto, Rost & Brodsky when necessary, we utilize neurotoxins (Xeomin and Botox), and bite appliances and bite adjustments as needed, to treat TMJ and muscle pain management. Let us help you experience the relief you need and want!

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While TMJ disorders are often difficult to identify, you should look for the following signs and symptoms:

  • Pain and tenderness in the jaw
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Pain when chewing
  • Pain in one or both joints
  • Pain in and around the ear
  • Facial pain
  • Locking of the joint

If you are suffering from these symptoms or other muscle pain in your jaw area, our team can help.

At Reflections Med Spa, we offer a variety of services to help you look and feel your best. As one of our health services, we use neurotoxins and specifically designed bite appliances to treat TMJ and muscle pain, reducing the symptoms of these disorder and the headaches caused by clenching and grinding.

How It Works

The masseter and temporalis muscles become tight from clenching and grinding causing pain, headaches, and more. These muscles do not always tighten up evenly on each side, leading to changes in your bite, jaw tension, and muscle pain from temporomandibular joint (TMJ). You will also be at greater risk of breaking teeth. Neurotoxins helps relax these muscles, allows your jaw to return to its natural position, and decreases the chances of tooth fracture, and alleviating pain.

What To Expect

We palpate your muscles and examine your bite and your teeth, to determine the amount of neurotoxin you need. You may feel a slight pinch when the neurotoxin is injected. Once the neurotoxins take effect your tightened muscles loosen, your jaw returns to a more natural position, the forces you place upon your teeth are reduced and your pain is lessened or eliminated.

After Your Treatment

There is no downtime with this treatment. You should not touch, massage, or apply pressure to the treated areas for four to six hours. While slight bruising is possible, it is rare. You will begin to feel the positive effects of the neurotoxin within 24 to 72 hours. In some cases you will feel immediate relief where significant "muscle knots" were present. Depending upon your individual needs, we may recommend a specific typeof night guard as well.

While TMJ disorders are often painful and frustrating to live with, there are solutions, through the use of neurotoxins and other therapies. If you suffer from TMJ problems, call us and schedule an appointment at Reflections Medical Spa in Milton today. Our team of professionals will help you determine the best options for treating your TMJ disorder. Be sure to check out our other medical spa services as well, including our dental health, health management, and body treatments.

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