Masseter Tox can help improve or resolve the headaches and jaw pain that are associated with TMJ, jaw clenching and teeth grinding for many patients.
At Sage Wellness and Medspa, a wellness and asthetic practice in Plantation, FL, our board certified nurse practioner, Yvette Gonzalez is an expert in neurotoxin injections for a wide variety of cosmetic and medical conditions.
What is Masseter Tox used for?
Neurotoxin injections in the masseter muscle or jaw muscle are used to treat teeth grinding, clenching and TMJ. When a patient grinds or clenches their teeth frequently throughout the day or at night while they are sleeping, a patient can develop a painful condition called TMJ and/or generalized soreness of the jaw and mouth. "Botox for teeth grinding" or "Masseter Tox" or "Neurotoxin for TMJ" are all considered the same procedure and can be a wonderful tool to improving pain and headaches in patients.
How does Masseter Tox help?
The masseter muscle is the muscle that controls the opening and closing of the jaw. If a perso clenches or grinds their teeth, this muscle can become very strong and thick and can cause pain in the jaw, difficulty opening and closing the mouth and headaches. Receiving neurotoxin injections in the masseter muscle will help to relax the masseter muscle and reduce the strength of the muscle so that you are unable to clench it as tightly. This can help reduce the pain and the headaches that are associated with TMJ and teeth grinding.
How long does the procedure take?
At Sage Wellness and Medspa, in Plantation, FL our board certified nurse practitioner, Yvette Gonzalez will first have an initial free consultation to address your concerns, discuss the procedure at length with you, answer your questions and discuss your options. She prides herself on educating her patients and discussing each treatment with them so they can make an informed decision. She also speaks fluent English and Spanish so if Spanish is your main language she can discuss everything with you without the use of a translator. The consult should take twenty to thirty minutes and the procedure itself should take no more than 10 minutes.
What are the side effects of Masseter Tox?
The procedure is relatively safe with very minimal risk. Like all medical procedures though there are always risks involved such as; bruising, pain from injections, redness at the injection site and swelling. In fewer than 30 percent of patients there were some that felt a decrease in their ability to bite down and chew.
Poor injection techniques can also cause dry mouth if the injections are placed too close to the salivary glands, an asymmetrical smile if the injection is placed too far forward or a bulge in the jaw if only part of the muscle is injected. If this is something you are concerned about, make sure to discuss it with your provider and ask questions.
Call today to make your appointment with our board certified nurse practitioner, Yvette Gonzalez so you can discuss if this is the right treatment for you.