Facial injections are a type of treatment that can help with dental problems. The injections contain of a neurotoxin derived from the bacterium clostridium botulinum. This type of treatment is usually used for cosmetic purposes, but it can also help with dental issues like teeth grinding and TMJ. A dentist who is trained and licensed to give injections can help you if you have these problems.
Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, is when you grind or clench your teeth, usually while you sleep. Over time, this can lead to thinning of the tooth enamel, sensitivity, breakage, headaches, and facial pain. Facial injections can help reduce the grinding and clenching of teeth by relaxing the muscle receptors.
TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder is a condition that affects the jaw and skull joints, causing pain and discomfort. Facial injections can help reduce the pain and inflammation associated with TMJ disorder by relaxing the muscles in the jaw.
Facial injections can also be used to treat facial pain. A licensed dentist will evaluate your case to determine if injections are a suitable treatment for your specific situation.
Facial injections are generally considered safe and effective for treating dental problems, but not all conditions can be treated with injections. A licensed dentist will evaluate your case to determine if injections are a good choice for you.
The injection procedure is non-invasive and minimally painful. Your dentist will numb the area to reduce any discomfort and make sure you're as comfortable as possible during the procedure. The results of facial injections can last for several months, but the length of time can vary from person to person. Repeat injections may be needed to maintain the results.