Masseter (TMJ)

Masseter (TMJ)

The Masseter, or jaw muscle, is the strongest muscle in the body. If it becomes tense or overactive, it can cause Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ). TMJ can cause pain, cramps, jaw clenching, tooth grinding, and other symptoms.

One effective treatment can be to inject neurotoxin into the masseter muscle to help relax it and reduce TMJ symptoms. Some patients have also noticed a slimmer face profile after this treatment, which works for both men and women.

Treatment Options:

What To Expect During Treatment

Our staff will give you a thorough examination before treatment, and explain in detail how treatment can benefit you. You’ll have all the information you need to decide how you’d like to proceed.

To administer the treatment, which takes about 10 to 15 minutes, a specially trained injector will make a series of carefully targeted injections to relax the masseter muscle but not prevent it from functioning. After the treatment, you’ll wait a few more minutes in our office, just to make sure you don’t have any side effects (these are rare). Then you’ll be able to go about your daily routine.

What Are The Results Of Treatment?

During the next 7 to 14 days, you’ll start noticing that the masseter muscle feels more relaxed, and jaw clenching and tooth grinding are diminished. If you were experiencing pain previously, you may experience a reduction in that as well.

Neurotoxin treatments usually last three to four months, and then treatment needs to be repeated (we’ll help you develop an ongoing treatment plan) so you maintain your treatment benefits.

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