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Treat Bruxism-Related Pain with Xeomin®

Are you suffering from pain associated with teeth grinding or clenching? At Saddleback Dental Centre, we’ve seen countless patients dealing with tenderness in their jaw and pain around the ear resulting from bruxism, or teeth grinding. These patients have often sought help through other providers and seen little improvement in their condition. If you’ve tried pain relievers, muscle relaxants, and other treatments with little to no results, Saddleback Dental Centre is here to help you. We are now offering Xeomin® injections as a treatment. Though effectiveness will vary from person to person, Xeomin® is an excellent option. Request a visit at our Edmonton, AB office today.

How We Treat Jaw Pain with Xeomin® 

A treatment with Xeomin® involves an injection of the product into the facial muscles. The Xeomin®, a trade name for botulinum toxin, blocks transmitters between motor nerves in the facial muscles. The muscles can’t contract, which reduces the amount of stress on the teeth and jaw. Xeomin® can alleviate much of the pain because of its ability to relax the facial muscles and tension in the jaw. After this treatment, patients usually experience pain relief for three to five months, but the results vary from person to person. During this time, most patients report that their jaw pain was significantly or virtually eliminated. However, once the effect wears off, patients will need to return for another treatment. Our office has a stellar track record of effectively treating bruxism-related pain with Xeomin®. If you’re suffering from pain or discomfort, don’t wait. Let our expert give you the relief you deserve.

How Xeomin® Compares to Botox

Xeomin® is often compared to Botox® as both products are injectable forms of botulinum toxin type A. Though the products are very similar, they also exhibit some different characteristics and are not interchangeable. Both products can be used to treat lines and wrinkles in the skin that result from regular facial movement. They both relax facial muscles by blocking nerve transmitters and can provide patients with effective, though temporary, results. However, Xeomin® and Botox® have several significant differences that impact how they’re used. These include the following:

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  • Xeomin® is made up of only botulinum toxin type A, while Botox has other additives. This means Xeomin® does not need refrigeration before use, and it’s much easier to store and distribute than Botox®.
  • Because Xeomin® is a pure form of botulinum toxin, patients are less likely to develop antibodies against it. If the body produces antibodies against the toxin, patients could be prevented from seeing the desired results.
  • The additives in Botox® can cause it to diffuse and affect other surrounding muscles. Xeomin®, in contrast, doesn’t diffuse and won’t spread into anything outside of the intended muscle.

Despite initial similarities between Xeomin® and Botox®, it is clear that these treatments are not the same. Xeomin® can be used to effectively treat jaw pain resulting from teeth grinding or clenching. Though no treatment comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, Xeomin® does minimize some of the risks associated with Botox. Call Saddleback Dental Centre today to find out whether this form of pain relief is for you.

Xeomin® Treatment in Edmonton, AB

The dental team at Saddleback Dental Centre knows how distressing bruxism-related pain can be. It’s easy to be discouraged when other treatments haven’t worked, and you’re still suffering from intense discomfort. However, we may have a solution. Treating jaw pain with Xeomin® can help you get your life back. Don’t resign yourself to living with pain; try Xeomin® as a form of relief. Visit our Edmonton, AB office to determine if Xeomin® could be an effective treatment option for you. Request a visit or contact us today for more information.

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