The Therapeutic Botox Procedure

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Are you familiar with botox? When you hear the word Botox, you’ll initially think of a procedure that will make you look younger. But, did you know that even before the corrective utilization of Botox for wrinkles, specialists used it to treat an extensive variety of medical issues, and that includes treating TMJ problems?

Here at Smiles First Cornwall dental practice, we are glad to provide therapeutic botox services for patients with TMJ problems. Therapeutic Botox is non-surgical, and the treatment usually lasts between 10 to 30 minutes every session.

When undergoing therapeutic botox procedure, a dental specialist will inject Botox (a neurotoxin protein) into your brow, jaw muscles, and other affected areas to treat symptoms of your problem. The number of botox injection will depend on the severity of your disorder. Your dentist will assess and perform the procedure that will require a series of sessions.

Typically, you will experience minimal pain and discomfort when you’re having therapeutic botox treatment. A cold pack or numbing cream will be recommended by your dentist to help relieve pain and discomfort. TMJ symptoms will alleviate after one or two days, but for the most part, it will take a couple of days for you to get better.

Directly after the botox treatment, patients can come back to their usual routine. However, a few guidelines must be followed to prevent any complications. One important instruction is to remain upright and avert kneading injection site a few hours after the treatment.

Therapeutic Botox treatment commonly requires no less than three injection sessions for a couple of months. However, treatment duration may vary depending on your condition. If you need help to relieve symptoms of TMJ problems, you can contact our office in Cornwall, Ontario. Schedule your appointment for your therapeutic botox treatment consultation now.

-The Smiles First Cornwall Team

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