Btx (Botulinum toxin) is a substance produced by a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum. It has been purified under very strictly controlled conditions.
The muscles you use for chewing food and talking sometimes work overtime (such as when people grind their teeth at night) causing facial and/or jaw joint pain.
Btx-botulinum toxin -is injected in extremely small amounts into affected muscles. The exact way it works is quite complicated, but the end result is that it blocks nerve impulses to relax the muscle and relieve the spasm. Relaxing the jaw closing muscles can also provide relief for the jaw joints by decreasing the muscular loading of these joints.
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