Callingwood Dental Health Centre and Suites in Edmonton offers Botox® procedures for TMJ pain relief and wrinkle prevention. Botox is a naturally occurring protein that, when injected, relaxes muscles. It has been used for cosmetic purposes since 2002 and is considered one of the safest procedures available for the reduction or softening of wrinkles. Botox also hinders the communication between the nerve and muscle, thus preventing muscles from actively functioning. By impairing the movement of muscles, this can relieve migraine headaches and other facial pain.
Is it Painful?
We will ice areas to be injected before and after to minimize discomfort. Patients report that sensation is slight, though this is different in each case. In addition, a topical numbing gel can be used on the area prior to the Botox procedure.