Botox®: Not Just for Improving Looks
Ocoee Oral Surgery offers Botox® injections for patients with chronic TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders impacting the joints of the jaw and chewing muscles, as well myofascial pain syndrome, facial pain, excessive teeth grinding, and jaw clenching.
Symptoms of myofascial pain syndrome can be characterized by focal spot muscle tenderness, a taut band running the length of the muscle, pain in the muscle as a result of pressure or needling, and other less specific signs, such as regional weakness without atrophy and mild limitation of the range of movement.
Patients should make an appointment for a full evaluation before getting Botox® injections for TMJ because there are more noninvasive alternatives for treatment for abnormalities of jaw mobility that may be preferable, as they do not require the same frequency as Botox® shots.
Although it is most commonly associated with cosmetic purposes, the substance has a number of other clinical benefits, including the treatment of TMJ disorders. In this month’s blog, we’ll look at what Botox® is, various ways it is used, how long it lasts, possible side effects, and more.