Can facial injectables provide relief from temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) and migraines?
You’re probably wondering if this is possible, especially if you’ve only heard about facial injectables for cosmetic treatments. Although injectables are known to reduce the appearance of unwanted facial fine lines, they also relax muscles around the jaw.
Facial injectables have long been used medically to treat muscular conditions. Dentists administer them for dental treatments, including relief from TMD symptoms and discomfort. We offer this here at Centennial Smiles Dental.
The temporomandibular joint, on both sides of the face in front of the ears, allows us to open and close our mouths, speak, and chew.
The TMJ can be sensitive to physical, emotional, or mental stress. If it becomes tense, pressured, or inflamed you may experience severe headaches or migraines. You may also find it hard to move your jaw due to discomfort and pain.
TMJ-related discomfort or pain is called TMD. Here are some of the common symptoms of TMD:
TMD is linked to various causes, including genetics, teeth grinding, and poor posture. Now, how do facial injectables help?
Facial injectables can be administered to the affected muscles to restrict their movement and, as a result, minimize discomfort and pain. This is a non-surgical procedure that doesn’t require sedation or a hospital stay. It’s quick, simple, and effective.
Migraines are headaches that can cause severe pain. They’re often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to sound and light.
Episodes can last hours or days. Some people experience a warning symptom before each attack, such as flashes of lights or tingling. Severe attacks can interfere with a person’s daily routine.
Facial injectables also relieve migraines. Unlike medications you take at the onset of symptoms, injectables are administered before migraine attacks.
The procedure takes only a few minutes. The injection prevents nerve signals from releasing chemicals related to pain transmissions. It targets the root cause of migraines and stops pain before it occurs.
Here's what you can expect from using facial injectables to relieve TMD and migraines.
After your procedure, you’ll notice reduced discomfort and pain caused by TMD or migraines. The injected areas will also appear more relaxed.
Here at Centennial Smiles Dental, we walk you through every step involved in your dental procedure before we start.
We’re committed to ensuring your safety and comfort. If you have more questions about using injectables to treat TMD and migraines, we’re more than happy to help.
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