When a muscle is hyperactive, it is not able to drain toxic by-products of metabolism and lactic acid or allow the inflow of blood carrying nutrients and healing factors efficiently. This overuse and over contraction of the muscle results in pain. It’s like if you were to clench your fist all day, eventually your arm muscles would get tired and sore. This can happen when the jaw is forced out of position to allow the teeth to fit together in their bite and the jaw muscles have to work hard to keep the jaw there. Along with occlusal therapy of the teeth, muscle relaxer injections can help to relieve these muscles of pain. We currently offer TMD injections in the following areas:

  • Masseters (jaw aches/clenching, teeth grinding)
  • Temporalis (migraine/tension headaches behind the eyes)

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