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Treatment For TMJ And Migraines in Calgary, AB

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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 Dental.

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Facial injectables for TMD

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.

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TMJ-related discomfort or pain is called TMD. Here are some of the common symptoms of TMD:

  • Facial swelling
  • Pain in the ears, neck, cheeks, jaw, and shoulder
  • Popping sound when you open or close your mouth
  • Headaches and migraines

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.

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Facial injectables for migraines

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.

woman in pain with migraine

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.

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How does the procedure work?

Here's what you can expect from using facial injectables to relieve TMD and migraines.

  • You and your dentist work together to determine the number of injections necessary for your case.
  • Your dentist administers several injections in affected muscle areas.
  • You may experience very minimal discomfort, such as tenderness and redness, but there’s no downtime involved after the procedure.
  • You can go back to your routine right after, but you must avoid massaging your face for a few hours.
  • You may have to wait for a couple of days or a week to see full results.

After your procedure, you’ll notice reduced discomfort and pain caused by TMD or migraines. The injected areas will also appear more relaxed.

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Facial injectables for TMD and migraines in Downtown Calgary

Here at Centennial Dental in downtown Calgary, 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.

Contact us today at (587) 317-7959 to schedule your consultation with one of our friendly dentists.

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Unit #245 – 520 3rd Ave SW
Calgary, AB
T2P 0R3

New Patients: (587) 317-7959
Existing Patients: (587) 353-5060
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