BRUXISM AND TMJ DISORDER
At Dental Care St Kilda we use muscle relaxant injections (such as BOTOX or DYSPORT) as an alternative treatment for TMJ (temporo-mandibular joint) disorders and associated jaw tension and pain. When injected into facial muscles afflicted with soreness and discomfort, it relieves TMJ and jaw tension for many patients. The injections often eliminate headaches resulting from teeth grinding, and, in cases of severe stress, injections can even minimize lock jaw. The treatment evidence for these conditions indicates that it can be extremely effective.