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What Can I Do to Treat Jaw Pain and Tension?

Jaw pain and tension is a common problem, and in most cases, it is related to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). TMJ disorder affects 35 million people in the United States. The Temporomandibular Joint connects your jawbone to the bones on both sides of your head. If you grind or clench your teeth and put a lot of pressure on your TMJ, you may experience jaw pain and tension. 

Other causes of jaw pain include osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis in TMJ and stress, which can cause you to tighten the muscles in your jaw or clench your teeth. 

Myofascial pain is another common condition that occurs when the fascia, the connective tissue that covers the muscles sustains injury or damage. It leads to uncomfortable symptoms such as persistent pain and tender muscle knots. In addition, it may involve a single muscle or muscle group.

Regardless of the reason behind your jaw pain and tension, you may find it difficult to eat, speak, and enjoy a high quality of life. The good news is that there are innovative ways to resolve this condition. Dr. Amin Samadian is pleased to offer Botox and laser TMJ bio-stimulation for patients with jaw pain and tension. Let’s take a closer look at what each of these treatments entails. 

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Botox for Myofascial Pain

If you are living with myofascial pain, Botox can do wonders for your quality of life. When Dr. Samadian injects Botox, you may experience prolonged muscle relaxation that targets the exact muscles causing your pain. Research has shown that Botox injections are particularly effective for patients with low back myofascial pain when other treatments have failed. 

In most cases, it takes anywhere between one and three weeks for patients with myofascial pain to notice an improvement in their condition.

Botox for TMJ Symptoms

Botox injections may be a viable treatment if you are facing jaw pain, migraines, grinding teeth, and other issues caused by TMJ disorder. When Dr. Samadian injects Botox into your facial muscles, you will experience temporary relief from TMJ and jaw tension

This is a non-invasive treatment that only takes 30 minutes to complete. Following your Botox treatment with Dr. Amin Samadian, you can resume work and your daily activities right away. While you may notice a bit of an improvement in your jaw pain and tension a few days after treatment, optimal relief typically takes up to two weeks.

Laser TMJ Bio-Stimulation

If you are coping with TMJ and are tired of treatments that come with negative side effects, laser TMJ treatments could make sense for you. It uses a revolutionary combination of wavelengths to treat the condition. One wavelength focuses on reducing inflammation while the other relieves pain. The combination of these wavelengths pinpoints and blocks the source of pain. 

Laser TMJ treatment raises cellular energy and can give your tissues the ability to absorb nutrients at a faster rate while simultaneously increasing blood circulation. This treatment takes about 10 minutes to complete and usually offers long-lasting relief after two to three treatments.

What Our Patients Say About Us

*Individual Results May Vary

EVA'S STORY

I could not recommend Dr. Samadian more – AND all of his staff, at that! No longer will I mind or be afraid of going to the dentist.

BILL'S STORY

Very informative, patient and sensitive to your needs. Very focused, and desires to ensure it’s done properly the first time.

Take the Next Step

If you’re wondering which treatment is right for you, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Amin Samadian in Orinda, CA today. You can count on him to help you make an informed decision. Call us at (925-254-2360) or fill out our convenient online contact form.

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