HOW NEUROMUSCULAR BLOCKERS IN DENTISTRY HELP PATIENTS SUFFERING FROM TMJ
TMJ pain negatively affects over thirty-five million individuals. We utilize neuromuscular blocking agents in dentistry by administering several injections into the overused jaw muscles of the TMJ. The neurotoxin is gently and painlessly injected into the largest muscle of your jaw, which quickly allows your muscle to relax and sometimes shrink. This treatment is fairly quick and relief should be experienced in under a week. Regular neuromuscular blocking injections successfully lead to less jaw pain, fewer headaches and less frequent symptoms of TMJ. Since TMJ is generally triggered by stress, oral grinding and muscle spasms, weakening the muscle via with a neuromuscular blocking agent is a great adjunctive solution.