Botox, a solution to combat ailments TMJ

Written by: Dra. Marjorie Garcerant Tafur
Published: | Updated: 17/02/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Habits such as performing routine and spontaneous movements of chewing, yawning or even talking, the carry thanks to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which connects the temporal to the jaw bone.

Due to the constant movements made this joint, both vertical and lateral, and its anatomy, more complex than that of other body joints, it becomes harder to treat any disease or disorder that may arise in it or muscles that control it.

What are the main symptoms of TMJ disorder?

The main diagnostic sign of need is pain in the area, either muscular or TMJ itself, but can be extended by the face, jaw, neck, head and even cause headaches.

Lace problems or limited jaw opening thereof may also occur, as well as noises when jaw movements occur. Another problem that may result, and after the pain, the wear can occur on the teeth and receding gums due to bruxism (involuntary movement by which tighten and / or grind their teeth, producing a wear them) makes it even more important to the treatment by a professional.

Why Botox is an effective alternative to combat the problem?

While there are several ways to treat these annoyances (analgesia, download splints, occlusal adjustment, surgery, botox, relaxation exercises through physiotherapy, etc.), health professionals always advise less aggressive treatments and not permanent changes occur in the body. Lately, and above all, more and more patients with these annoyances choose botox to solve your problem, beyond botox procedures that mostly known to reduce wrinkles on the face.

Botulinum toxin is a drug based on the bacterium that causes food poisoning. If used at recommended doses and appropriate professional makes the muscles where it is applied, only affecting them, and helping to decrease the habit that causes bruxism relax. As a result, the best are remarkable with regard to the movements of the joint, and can talk, eat, yawn and, ultimately, normally perform other normal movements of our daily lives.

When the patient detects the symptoms discussed above and decides to fight his illness with botox, you need an initial consultation with the professional. In this first meeting with the specialist, is studied and valued history and treatment in different doses and sessions were performed, according to the particular status of each patient may feel the effects of improvement from the day following its implementation.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dra. Marjorie Garcerant Tafur
Aesthetic Medicine

Specialist Aesthetic Surgery and Medicine, Dr. Garcerant Tafur has a degree in Medicine and Surgery from the Central University of Venezuela, is university specialist in Aesthetic and Cosmetic Medicine at the Complutense University of Madrid and Degree in Nuclear Medicine at the Complutense University of Madrid. Doctorate in Medicine and Surgery in the specialty of radiological sciences at the Complutense University of Madrid. We guarantee more than 10 years professional experience in these techniques and parallel exercise their profession in Clinica Dental Institute Silmi of Madrid.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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