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Treatment with Muscle relaxers (Dysport) may help treat symptoms of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. Dysport may help treat the following TMJ disorder symptoms:

  • jaw tension
  • headaches due to teeth grinding
  • lockjaw in cases of severe stress

Located on both sides of the head at the point where the jawbone meets the skull, the temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ) is used during talking, eating, swallowing, and other everyday activities. If this joint becomes displaced or is overworked through excessive teeth grinding, a person may suffer severe tension headaches, as well as sharp pain in the jaw.

Treatment is usually quick, straightforward, and effective. A non-surgical procedure, requires no hospital stay and most patients experience noticeable improvement within one or two days of their first treatment, although maximum relief can take 6-10 days.

Is the Treatment Painful?

Slight discomfort may be associated with the procedure is due to the injections. Most patients have likened the injection pain unto a “bug bite” or “prick”. Our doctors can reduce any sensations by numbing the area to be  injected with a cold pack or anaesthetic cream.