Relieve Jaw Pain
Relax the Muscles and Relieve Jaw Pain
Jaw pain and soreness is a constant issue that can affect one’s quality of life. It can make it more difficult for patients to speak, chew food, and even concentrate during the course of the day. If you've tried to relieve jaw pain without success, Botox may be right for you.
Experience The Heights Laser Centre Difference
The Botox treatment is often performed by a nurse at many medical spas in Vancouver, but not at Heights Laser Centre! Your treatment will always be administered by licensed, board certified physician, Dr. Perhez Jaffer. Dr. Jaffer has over 20 years of medical experience in Botox and is recognized as an expert in Botox by Allergan, the product’s manufacturer. You'll appreciate his gentle demeanour and precise injection technique.
Make an Informed Choice
Botox is a medical procedure, and as such, it's important that you're able to make an informed decision on whether or not it's right for you. We want you to be comfortable with your choice. For this reason, Dr. Jaffer will provide you with in-depth, medically accurate information about Botox to help you decide. We don't just brush over the details — we explain everything to you.
As a board certified physician-led practice, we have been accredited by the Better Business Bureau since 2009 and have an A+ rating. You'll receive high-quality care at every step of you experience with us, from consultation to recovery. Our team takes the time to get to know each person that comes through our doors and ensures their comfort during treatment.
What Causes Jaw Pain?
The masseter and temporalis muscles are responsible for a great deal of jaw movement. These are overactive during constant clenching of the jaw and grinding of the teeth (technically known as bruxism).
When these muscles are overactive, they can cause tension to form in the area, including tension in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). The TMJ connects the jaw to the sides of the skull. This constant stress on the TMJ creates jaw pain.
Your Jaw Pain Treatment
Botox has been found to be a very effective way to treat jaw pain. Botox is an injectable product used to relax the muscles that control facial movement.
Injecting Botox treatment into the masseter and temporalis muscles causes temporary muscle weakness, helping jaw tension to dissipate. In this way, TMJ disorders are relieved.
Botox also prevents further over-clenching of the muscle and grinding of the teeth, thus avoiding greater TMJ damage.
Jaw pain is often relieved within a week of treatment, with improvement within the first few days. Repeat treatments are necessary to continue to prevent future jaw pain.