Comparison of the Efficacy of Botulinum Toxin, Local Anesthesia, and Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections in Patients With Myofascial Trigger Points in the Masseter Muscle


YILMAZ O. , SİVRİKAYA E. C. , TAŞKESEN F., Pirpir C., ÇİFTÇİ S.

JOURNAL OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.79, no.1, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 79 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.joms.2020.09.013
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY

Abstract

Purpose: Masticatory myofascial trigger points (TrP) are one of the major causes of nondental pain in the orofacial region. Intramuscular injections are considered the first-line treatment for myofascial TrPs. The objectives of this study were to evaluate and compare the effectiveness of local anesthesia (LA), botulinum toxin (BTX), and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections for the treatment of myofascial TrPs in the masseter muscle.