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Non-Traditional TMJ Treatments

Non-Traditional TMJ Treatments

man in TMJ pain

Do you struggle with TMJ pain or frequent headaches? Even if you don’t have diagnosed TMJ disorder (TMD) you can benefit from non-invasive solutions to help with the constant soreness or associated migraines.

While bite splints tend to be a common TMJ treatment for Somerville families, there’s another option worth considering: cosmetic injectables.

 

How Injectables Help with TMJ Pain

 Although generally considered a cosmetic procedure, injectables can pull double-duty when it comes to managing muscle pain around the jaw and face. Since they’re a natural muscle relaxer, injectables ease the tension that causes pain and fatigue.

When applied, the muscles naturally relax instead of over-contract. As a result, the consistent tension that causes headaches can be reduced without prescription or over-the-counter medications.

If it’s your first application, you won’t notice immediate improvement. Cosmetic injectables can take several days or up to a couple of weeks before the full results are noticeable.

The injectable is applied at specific points around your jaw and forehead, where muscles contract and cause pain. You may even want to consider the treatment if you’re someone who frequently struggles with bruxism (clenching and grinding.)

 

How Long do Results Last?

The more consistently you use cosmetic injectables for TMJ pain, the longer results you’ll see. For most individuals, results last for 3-6 months at a time. When combined with other types of injectables, you may see a longer window.

It’s easy to keep up with your reapplications, because you can include them as part of your routine checkup visit with our Somerville dentists.

 

Don’t Put it Off

Injectables are safe and effective, making them an excellent first choice for people who have frequent headaches and TMJ pain. If you’re struggling with managing your jaw discomfort, request a consultation at Somersmiles Dental today. We’ll be happy to answer all of your questions.