Dealing with TMJ and Teeth Grinding in Abbotsford
For the treatment of recurring pain or teeth grinding in Abbotsford, get in touch with our team.
The temporomandibular joint connects the lower jaw to the skull in front of your ear. People suffering from Temporomandibular Joint Disorder or TMJ often find chewing to be an ordeal and may experience popping or clicking sounds as they eat. Facial pain, neck pain, and frequent headaches are just some of the other symptoms associated with this condition. Any number of factors may contribute to TMJ including arthritis, a physical trauma (a broken or dislocated jaw, whiplash, etc.), frequent teeth clenching, autoimmune disease, or an infection.
Temporomandibular disorders refer to conditions of the chewing muscles and jaw joint.
Reduce wrinkles and keep your skin looking it's best
Botulinum Toxin Injection
Reduce TMJ & Fine Lines & Wrinkles
A regular part of life as a human being is aging, and with aging comes more wrinkles, especially on the head and face. At Medora Dental Care, our use of Botulinum Toxin Injection® in Abbotsford can help reduce the prominence of wrinkles on your face, including crow’s feet (corner of the eyes), forehead lines and frown lines, among others. We also offer Therapeutic Botulinum Toxin Injection®, which may provide relief from TMJ pain as well as fix hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). Trained and experience in Botulinum Toxin Injection® injections, we are pleased to offer this treatment to our patients. Schedule a consultation to see if Botulinum Toxin Injection® is right for you.
Derived from botulinum toxin, Botulinum Toxin Injection® is a neuromodulator that is injected into the muscles underneath the skin. Injected in small amounts, it blocks the nerve signals from reaching the muscle, preventing muscle activity in the area it is injected in, like around a wrinkle. There are two forms of Botulinum Toxin Injection® treatment: cosmetic and therapeutic.
Botulinum Toxin Injection therapy is used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles; it is an injection treatment designed to reduce facial expression lines. When Botulinum Toxin Injection® is injected into the facial muscles that are responsible for movement, the lines directly associated with these muscles’ movement are diminished because Botulinum Toxin Injection® weakens the muscle. Thus, Botulinum Toxin Injection® therapy works best for “dynamic” lines and wrinkles caused by muscle movement. It is less effective for fine textural changes on the skin surface as well as for those lines present while your face is at rest. Botulinum Toxin Injection® therapy is temporary, meaning it will have to be repeated on a regular basis to remain effective, an average response is 3 to 6 months of diminished muscle contraction.
Botulinum Toxin Injection® is also used for therapeutic means, as it is an alternative treatment for TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders and related jaw pain or tension. When injected into facial muscles associated with soreness and discomfort, Botulinum Toxin Injection® relaxes the muscles and relieves TMJ and jaw tension for many patients. The injections often eliminate migraine headaches resulting from grinding and clenching, as well as hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating).Botulinum Toxin Injection® in Abbotsford is both incredibly safe and effective at weakening specific areas of muscle to both create smooth skin and remedy physical ailments. Call our office to book an appointment today.
Achieve a Better Bite with Neuromuscular Dentistry
Your teeth, muscles and joints determine how your upper and lower teeth bite together. If you have a misaligned bite, your muscles and joints work to get them to fit together. This can cause your muscles to overwork which may lead to pain.
Muscular dentistry looks at the entire system that controls the function and positioning of your jaw. At Medora Dental Care, our goal is to give you a neuromuscular bite, a jaw position based on a harmonious relationship between the teeth, muscles and jaw joints.