Over 10 million people in the United States experience TMJ disorder, a complex condition that results from bruxism, commonly known as teeth grinding.
In most cases, the pain and discomfort associated with TMJ is temporary, but it can also lead to long-term discomfort. Fortunately, there is a non-surgical solution that can relieve TMJ symptoms.
Botox is a safe alternative to traditional treatment methods for most people who experience jaw tension or have a TMJ disorder.
Medical professionals can enroll in Botox training for TMJ where they will learn Botox injection techniques in order to deliver safe and effective treatments to address TMJ.
What is TMJ?
TMJ, or the temporomandibular joint, are the two joints connecting the jawbone to the skull. The joints are flexible, which allows the jaw to move smoothly up and down and side to side, enabling you to do things like chew, talk and yawn. Symptoms may include pain in the jaw joint area, tenderness in the face or pain when you open your mouth wide.
TMJ syndrome occurs when the joint becomes inflamed, which can be very painful. Factors that may increase your chances of developing this condition may include stress, certain medical conditions, hormones, joint structure and vitamin deficiencies. Painful TMJ disorders can occur if:
- The disk erodes or moves out of its proper alignment
- The joint’s cartilage is damaged by arthritis
- The joint is damaged by a blow or other impact
Botox Training For TMJ
For dentists looking to incorporate Botox treatments into their practice, Botox and dermal fillers training for TMJ is a must! Attendees will not only receive classroom education, but they will also complete hands-on clinical training in a medical spa environment where they will treat a wide variety of Botox clients.
During a Botox treatment for TMJ, the masseter muscle is identified by having the client contract the muscle in a clenching manner. Several Botox injections are placed directly into the muscle. The injection will relax the muscle and alleviate any tension that is causing the pain.
Over time, if the masseter muscle stays weak, it will shrink in size, which can make the jaw look smoother and more natural in shape. A Botox treatment for TMJ can generally be completed within 15 minutes.
The National Laser Institute offers medical aesthetics training for physicians where you’ll learn how to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, as well as Botox injection techniques to deliver a safe and effective treatment for TMJ. During classroom education, learning objectives include:
- Patient assessment and consultation for botulinum toxin
- Integrating Botox into therapeutic and esthetic treatment plans
- Botox injection techniques for safe and effective treatments
- Facial anatomy and musculature of the maxillofacial areas
- Botox treatments for bruxism to relieve TMJ syndrome
- How to avoid adverse side effects and treatment of possible complications
Botox training for TMJ also includes hands-on training where attendees will put their new skills to the test as they watch comprehensive Botox demonstrations and treat scheduled clients to gain real-world experience.
Medical Aesthetics Training For Physicians
If you are ready to supercharge your earning potential, the National Laser Institute offers medical aesthetics training for physicians for those looking to incorporate Botox treatments for TMJ into their practice!
With over a decade of excellence, our courses combine classroom education and hands-on clinical training for a comprehensive learning experience so that you will be prepared to confidently take on the medical aesthetics industry.
During Botox training for TMJ, attendees learn the most popular Botox treatments, helping clients alleviate their symptoms of TMJ! Classroom instruction provides you with in-depth knowledge of how Botox works, clinical and medical applications, Botox injection techniques and so much more. Clinicals take place in a medical spa environment where you’ll watch comprehensive Botox demonstrations and treat real clients to gain hands-on experience!
We invite you to check out the tens of thousands of National Laser Institute reviews from previous attendees, like Dr. Ryan Krch, who have completed our CE/CME training courses. You can hear what Dr. Krch has to say about his training experience in the video below!