Toothworks Calgary

Injection Therapy for TMJ Disorders

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Non-surgical cosmetic solutions are popularly used for diminishing lines and wrinkles in patients ages 18-65. The purified protein that is injected into the skin prevents and slows down signs of aging by hindering the muscle activity that causes lines to form as the years pass. After only a few tiny injections in just 10 minutes of your time, you will notice a reduction in moderate to severe lines within days. These effects last up to four months.

You may wonder why these injections, well-known for their cosmetic effects, are being offered by our dental practice – this highly effective procedure is not commonly associated with general dentistry. The benefits of the injections in Calgary NW expand well beyond aesthetics. Such chronic conditions as a migraine, overactive bladder, and excessive sweating have responded well to the injections in terms of treatment and prevention. Recently, it has also become recognized as a useful treatment for TMJ symptoms.

Temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ, can be difficult to diagnose correctly. Symptoms include headaches and earaches which often leads doctors to conclude the problem is sinus-related, rather than a jaw issue. Stress can exacerbate TMJ symptoms and bring on destructive tooth grinding, excruciating ear pain, and lockjaw. Even though some symptoms may improve without treatment, these injections in NW Calgary provides fast, long-lasting relief for issues that linger. Your dentist may suggest the injections to manage the following manifestations:

  • Headaches caused by teeth grinding overnight
  • Lockjaw
  • Jaw discomfort from talking and chewing
  • Shoulder and neck pain
  • Jaw tension

At Toothworks in NW Calgary, we offer Xeomin, a more pure form of the botulinum. The injection can help to release tension in the temporomandibular joint. The procedure can be performed in the dental office and be completed in about 10-20 minutes, depending on the amount administered. Since NW Calgary botulinum injections are a non-surgical treatment, there is no downtime and regular activity can be resumed immediately. The result is up to three months of less jaw pain, fewer headaches and better quality of life.