TMJ Pain Teeth Grinding Jaw Slimming

TMJ Pain? Grinding Your Teeth? We can help. You may have tried mouth guards or physiotherapy for TMJ disorder. This often helps, but not fully.  You can get relief with muscle relaxer injections to the masseter (jaw) muscles. Masseter injections are highly effective, quick & may last from 3 to 6 months.​

Affordable. Only $360.

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Slim The Jaw Muscles.

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Treatments

Temporomandibular Joint or TMJ Disorder usually goes hand-in-hand with teeth grinding (bruxism) and headaches. The masseter muscles increase in size, muscle tension increases and the cycle continues. This can result in headaches, damage to teeth, disrupted sleep, and even migraines and ear tingling. By injecting the jaw with muscle relaxers we can slim the masseters & reduce muscle tension. Within a week a majority of patients notice significant reduction in teeth grinding, TMJ pain & headaches.


We start with a medical consult & examination of the jaw muscle. The injections are then administered (taking less than 5 minutes). After treatment, avoid putting pressure on the jaw area for at least 6 hours. We recommend chewing gum for even distribution of the medicine.


Bruxism Treatment

Teeth grinding, AKA Bruxism, may cause pain, headaches, jaw problems and damaged teeth. However, the researchers reported that shots of Botox into the chewing muscles in the cheek can block the signals that tell these muscles to contract, relieving the grinding and clenching.

 

Nighttime and daytime bruxism is a very common condition that can cause headaches, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome and teeth problems that can make life miserable. The cause of bruxism isn’t fully known but suspected to be due to abnormal nerve signals triggering involuntary and forceful contractions of the jaw muscles. Those contractions result in clenching of the jaw and grinding of teeth.

TMJ Disorder

Muscle relaxant injections have been successfully used in the management of TMJ disorder symptoms for nearly a decade. The injections are used on the jaw muscles to relax the jaw, some of the benefits are that this can: treat headaches; jaw muscle pain; bruxism (teeth clenching); chronic migraines; and trismus (can’t open jaw).

TMJ Injections Before & After

TMJ Injections FAQ / Details

Most frequent questions and answers
Bruising is the most common side effect for anti-wrinkle injections; this may be seen in about 1 in 100 cases. Unwanted relaxing of neighboring muscles is a rare, serious, but temporary risk with muscle relaxer/anti-wrinkle treatment; it will go back to normal after several weeks. As everyone’s anatomy is different there is always a small risk of asymmetry. Many people will notice a pre-existing asymmetry due to increased attention & focus on the area. These can be easily corrected on review with our doctor. Infection is possible but exceptionally rare – we have a never had any cases of this.

Your first masseter treatment will last around 3 months. With each subsequent treatment to duration of results will increase. After a couple treatments we can usually switch to 6 monthly treatments.

We carry all brands of antiwrinkle; also known as muscle relaxant injections  or neuromodulators.

Usually not. All brands have been studied in large trials. These studies have found they all last a similar duration. Individuals may find a a certain brand will last longer or have a more natural effect for them, but this is rare. Cost is the main difference between brands.

Yes, you sure can. Our treatment bookings all include a consult & doctor review.

You can get straight back to work or fun straight after TMJ treatment. You will have some red bumps for about 20 minutes but these will fade quickly. The important part is to avoid touching the area where the anti-wrinkle was injected for 4 hours to minimize the risk of side-effects. Some of the spots injected may feel mildly tender for a day or two.

Customers reviews

What people say

Tara Shohet
Tara Shohet
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I've been a client of Define for a while and have always loved my experience with Dr Josh and his team. Recently I saw Nina for my lip filler. After having a bad lip experience about 5 years ago I was very particular about who I wanted to place my trust in. Can I say that not only has my faith been restored but I will preach to anyone who will listen. She is truly a master of her craft and in my opinion the Queen of Lips.
William Pickford
William Pickford
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After years of feeling self conscious about my weak side profile I saw dr Joshua for chin filler. The results were instant and amazing. It felt bumpy for a few weeks but now feels really natural and looks so much better. It really adds balance to my whole face.
Nicole Carstein
Nicole Carstein
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I've been a client of Define for a while and have always loved my experience with Dr Josh and his team. Recently I saw Nina for my lip filler. After having a bad lip experience about 5 years ago I was very particular about who I wanted to place my trust in. Can I say that not only has my faith been restored but I will preach to anyone who will listen. She is truly a master of her craft and in my opinion the Queen of Lips.
Sheb K
Sheb K
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Nurse Nina is talented and a perfectionist in her work. She takes her time, and pride in creating beautiful, natural results. I really like that this clinic does not try to pressurise or up- sell to their clients, and also are priced reasonably unlike some other places. On consultation, Dr Josh has a great eye for detail, and what would suit the individual clients features. I would recommend Define for clients that are looking for subtle, natural results- rather than the “fake” look.
Cara
Cara
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Would 100% recommend! I had lip filler done for the first time by Nurse Nancy. I felt so comfortable around everyone and was treated very professionally. I can’t thank the team enough. The results are exactly how I asked!
Kahlia Panebianco
Kahlia Panebianco
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Could not recommend this clinic enough! Nurse Nina is amazing and incredibly talented. She listened to my needs and offered her professional advice and explained everything to me. I felt very comfortable in her hands. The clinics name “define” really captures the work they produce. Love your work guys xx
Marie Banks
Marie Banks
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I would 100 per cent recommend this clinic, Nurse Nina and Dr Josh are friendly and extremely knowledgeable. I had previously been advised by another clinic that I wasn't a candidate for tear through filler and they were not sure what I was trying to achieve...., I shared my under eye concerns with Nurse Nina who said this procedure would work well on me. Nurse Nina did the tear through procedure i have been totally delighted with the results, I wish I went to see them years ago. I also have regular botox treatment and again I am really happy with the results!
 Sally Laing
Sally Laing
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I saw nurse Nina for both my anti wrinkle treatment and lip fillers. Nina took time to explain the process to me so that I felt comfortable so that I could completely trust her with my face. Not only was my experience fantastic but I absolutely love the results. So happy with my small enhancements and will definitely be a loyal customer returning for more treatments and touch ups! I have never had any cosmetic work done before and couldn’t rave more about my experience with nurse Nina.
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