TMJ Dentist In Brisbane CBD
Are you concerned about jaw pain or the effects of grinding your teeth?
At Bite Dental, we can provide a comprehensive evaluation to assess your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) health, otherwise known as jaw joint. The TMJ joint gets put under incredible pressure while chewing, biting and grinding, which can make it susceptible to problems, such as pain.
If you suffer from TMJ pain or headaches, did you know it’s possible to treat them with non-surgical injectable treatments? TMJ Disorder or temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is caused by the improper function of the temporomandibular joint. Over-active muscle contraction or overuse (sometimes) due to stress and grinding is a common cause of TMD and can be conservatively treated with injectables.
Bite Dental has partnered with injectables and cosmetic provider, Dr Axell Jones, to bring you a range of professional treatments to help patients concerned about bruxism, grinding or even those who are interested in improving the aesthetics of their smile.
How is injectables treatment done?
Muscle-relaxant injections for TMD will take around 10 to 30 minutes to complete, and you may have multiple injections over several months to increase the effectiveness.
Dr Axell will inject muscle-relaxant into jaw muscles, along with forehead, temples and any other issue areas. The areas that are injected will depend on the symptoms you are experiencing.
Further, the amount of injections you require will be decided by Dr Axell as well.
Are there side-effects of injectables?
You may experience some pain, however, it should only be pain similar to a prick - this pain can be easily numbed by a cold pack.
Make sure to avoid touching the injection sites for the hours after your treatment, otherwise you risk the injectables spreading to other muscles.
When should you notice relief from TMD?
It should only take about one to two days to notice some improvement in TMD symptoms, however, it will take several days to notice the full relief effects of injectables.
The common signs of TMD
There are a range of symptoms which can indicate an issue with your jaw joints, these can range from:
- Jaw pain
- A clicking sound inside the jaw
- Inability to properly open your mouth
- Limited mouth movements
- Clenching or grinding teeth
- Change in bite pattern
- Ear pain
- Facial pain
- Frequent headaches
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We are offering complimentary consultations for patients who want to learn how injectables can help with their night time teeth grinding.
Who is Dr Axell?
The most important point about injectable treatments, and the part that you can’t put a price-tag on, is who is doing the injecting. We only call on the skills of our fully qualified Dr Axell Jones, who specialises in cosmetics. Our doctor is highly experienced and a fulltime cosmetic doctor. His focus is solely on cosmetic treatments, and he does not split his attention to other specialties.
Using his expertise, Dr Axell gets more results using the same amount of product compared to other injectors. Very importantly, he will always keep the results looking very natural-looking. Our clients who have been to other clinics in the past consistently say that Dr Axell’s techniques are the most comfortable they have ever had.
Dr Axell is the founder of the Cosmedoctors, a network for Australian non-surgical cosmetic doctors. Dr Axell is a fulltime cosmetic physician and has gained experience in many surgical fields including orthopaedics, ophthalmology, plastics and general surgery. His primary focus and dedication is to non-surgical cosmetic injectables for facial contouring, rejuvenation, volume replacement, correction and wrinkle reductions.
Dr Axell’s aim is to help clients achieve a natural and rejuvenated appearance by combining the latest proven techniques and procedures with his expert aesthetic eye and precise injecting skills.
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What does an injectables appointment cost?
Everyone is different and so is each treatment. A booking deposit of $100 is required; however, Dr Axell will give a comprehensive quote during his consultation. The following are general prices for the most common areas only.
$15 per unit: Generally, lasts 3-6 months
Frown/brow lines: $300 (20 units)
Forehead lines: $150 (10 units)
Crows feet/smile lines: $300 (20 units)
Brow lift/shape: $360 (24 units)
Lip volume 0.5ml: $349 Lasts up to 12 months
Lip volume 1ml: $499 lasts up to 12 months
Cheek volume/non-surgical facelift
Lasts up to 24 months. Use ages as a very rough guide only.
25+ Years old 1ml: $649
35+ years old 2ml: $1199
50+ years old 3ml: $1799
60+ years old 4ml: $2299
Tear troughs $699
Marrionette lines (side of mouth] 1ml $649 2ml $1099
Non-cosmetic muscle relaxants
Teeth-grinding/jaw slimming treatment. Repeat treatment (5-6 monthly) From $300
Excessive sweating treatment. Up to 90% reduction in sweating for underarms, hands or feet. Lasts up to 9 months $1100.
What is a dermal filler?
Dr Axell only uses cosmetic-grade fillers, which are also reversible. By injecting a small amount of enzyme, the filler can be broken down if needed. This means if there is something the client doesn’t like, or there is a reaction, the filler can be dissolved. Dr Axell has never had to use the enzyme for any of his patients, but he very often reverses and corrects the sub-standard results done by other injectors.
How can I relieve my excess sweating?
Excessive sweating can affect any body part, including the underarms, the palms, the soles of the feet, and the face.
Until now, most treatments for excessive sweating were often ineffective, short-acting or had significant risks. For those suffering from excessive sweating, these treatments give them new hope where previous therapies have failed before.
By blocking the release of acetylcholine, which activates the sweat glands, muscle relaxant can relieve excessive sweating. Previous treatments for excessive sweating for the underarms were often ineffective and short-acting or were associated with significant risks.
Studies have shown that 80 to 95% of patients respond to one treatment session (Naumann 2001; Lowe 2003; Naumann 2003).
How could muscle relaxant treatment help my headaches, jaw tension, and teeth grinding?
TMD or Temporomandibular Joint Disorder is an acute or chronic inflammation of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ; the joint connecting the lower jaw to the skull). The disorder and resultant dysfunction results in significant pain and impairment for many.
Increasingly, muscle relaxing injections are used as an alternative treatment for TMJ disorders, migraines, jaw tension and pain. This often reduces headaches resulting from teeth grinding and muscle spasm.
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Frequently asked questions
What are muscle relaxers?
Muscle relaxers are special formulas that can be injected into certain areas of the face in order to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. The formula can used around the eyes to treat crow's feet, and between the eyebrows to treat frown lines. The treatment can also be used to relieve headaches and jaw pain, and to treat excessive sweating.
How do muscle relaxers work?
Muscle relaxers work by blocking nerve signals and muscle contractions for a period of time. This in turn helps to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and also slows down the development of new lines by preventing the facial muscles from contracting. During each treatment, the formula is injected into the facial muscles, and each session typically takes around ten minutes to complete.
What does a muscle relaxer procedure involve?
It is a non-surgical treatment, and usually only takes around ten minutes to complete. It is important to let us know if you have any allergies or medical conditions before we begin. The treatment area will be cleaned before the formula is injected into the facial muscles. You may need around three to five injections per treatment area in each session to ensure the best possible results.
Side effects of muscle relaxant injections?
After having muscle relaxant injectables treatment you may experience fatigue, nausea, tiredness, drowsiness, a dry mouth, dizziness, headache, flu-like illness, pain at injection sites, muscle weakness and redness at the injection sites.
How long do injections take to dull TMD symptoms?
You will begin to notice relief within one to two days, however, full relief from the injectables for TMD will take several days.