Best Botox in Harrisburg, PA For TMJ

Harrisburg Botox Treatment for TMJ disorder, jaw tension and teeth grinding

Do you ever feel tightness, soreness or pain in your jaw muscles? Your jaw muscles may be overactive due to stress, teeth grinding or even TMJ disorder. This can lead to tension headaches and discomfort when you chew or talk. With a variety of treatment options, it can be difficult to find one that works. Botox, otherwise known as wrinkle relaxers, manage and alleviate symptoms of TMJ disorders and teeth grinding. As an added benefit, you will likely have a slimmer appearance of the face as well.

How does Botox treat TMJ disorders and jaw pain?

At Revived Medspa, we are able to do more than just treat wrinkles with Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin. These anti-wrinkle medications temporarily prevent movement in the muscle. Therefore, they are an excellent choice for those suffering from jaw pain and discomfort. You may not even realize that you are grinding your teeth at night, clenching your jaw during a stressful situation, or hyper-actively using your jaw muscles. What you do notice is the tension headache you may wake up with or the pain that comes with chewing the next day.

Botox injections from our Harrisburg, PA Med Spa (located in Camp Hill, PA) are a safe and effective way to create facial paralysis in your jaw to alleviate symptoms. As the muscle wears down over time, it weakens just as your bodies muscles would if you stopped lifting weights. You may notice slight improvement in as little as a few days. At about two weeks, when the Botox is in full effect, your jaw will have loosened up and provided you with relief. Eventually, you wont be able to do the harmful movements and grinding your teeth or clenching your jaw. You can expect the Botox effect to last 3-4 months, sometimes longer if treatment with an adequate amount. You will then want to schedule an appointment with your provider.

Is the Botox for TMJ treatment painful?

You can expect minimal pain, if any during the treatment procedure. You will feel a few pokes or pricks on each side of your jaw. The injections take as little as 10 minutes. There may be some redness around the injection sites and possible bruising. If you are concerned about potential bruising, check out our blog post on ways to prevent a bruise. You may resume your day as normal with no down-time. It’s a non-surgical treatment. Don’t worry – you are still able to eat, chew and use your mouth just the same. The only difference is that you have no pain.

Consult with your Harrisburg Medical Esthetician for TMJ today!

As always, you want to be treated by someone you can trust and has a lot of experience. Revived Medspa offers a free consultation where you can meet with a medical professional and determine if Botox is the right treatment for you. For some clients, Botox treatment was the only option that provided them with relief. We want you to know that there are alternatives to night guards or surgery for TMJ disorders and teeth-grinding. Whether this is your first or last resort, we look forward to offering you a solution.

Amanda Bates