Dysport® treatment for temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and jaw tension
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is located on both sides of the head at the point where the jawbone meets the skull. The temporomandibular joint is used during talking, eating, swallowing, and other everyday activities. If this joint becomes displaced or is overworked through excessive teeth grinding, a person may suffer severe tension headaches, as well as sharp pain in the jaw.
Known as an alternative to Botox®, Dysport® treatments are being used in dental offices as a great alternative treatment for wrinkles and fine lines. And it also targets more troublesome maladies such as TMJ and muscle pain which may include headache, clenching/grinding and sleep bruxism. Its effects are long lasting and noticeable results are observable in a shorter amount of time.
Dysport® injection treatment
Patients who have received Dysport® treatments experienced significant improvements in pain, function, ability to open their mouth and levels of tenderness to palpation. Dysport® relieves jaw tension by making muscles unable to engage in the powerful, often unconscious movement of the jaw that produces headaches and pain.
What’s involved in Dysport® TMJ treatment?
Dysport® is injected into the temporalis, frontal and masseter muscles that together can cause jaw pain and headaches. The agent works by blocking nerve signals that cause uncontrollable muscle movements, essentially relaxing the muscles.
Dysport® injections take only 10 to 20 minutes and remain effective for approximately five months. Therefore, Dysport® TMJ treatments must be repeated depending on the patient. If you have TMJ and it‘s determined that you are a good candidate for this treatment, how often you’ll need to receive Dysport® treatments to relieve symptoms will depend on the severity of your condition.
Risks and benefits of Dysport® treatment
There are many benefits of Dysport® treatment for TMJ. For people suffering from soreness and pain resulting from problems with the temporomandibular joint, Dysport® injections often provide substantial relief. While reducing the ability of facial muscles to engage in problematic grinding, Dysport® allows them to perform daily activities such as talking, chewing, and swallowing. This makes the Dysport® alternative treatment for jaw tension a convenient, effective option for many people. In addition, the treatment can help safeguard dental health, since excessive grinding can result in worn down teeth and damaged gums that may require costly treatment.
While Dysport® treatment for TMJ disorders appears to be safe, certain medications, intoxicants, and other substances can minimize or negatively impact the effectiveness of Dysport® injections. For this reason, patients should honestly disclose any medication or substance use prior to treatment. Although complications are rare, in some cases, patients have experienced bruising and bleeding at injection sites, or excessive paralysis of the muscles in the areas treated.
Cost of Dysport® treatment?
The cost of the Dysport® TMJ treatment will vary based on the severity of your condition (and therefore, how many Dysport® injections are needed). Treatment is charged on a per-visit basis.
Time to Care Dental Group is ready to assist you with all of your questions regarding Dysport® TMJ treatment. Contact us today to book an appointment at 780-484-5918.