TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder) is a painful disorder that is often difficult to diagnose and treat. Symptoms can include headaches, earaches, teeth grinding, and lockjaw. Although commonly associated with cosmetic practices, Botox® injections can also help relieve tension in your jaw to reduce the painful symptoms associated with TMJ. For those who find their symptoms persist, Botox® may be the solution for fast and long-lasting relief.
Botox® can help:
How Botox® Treats TMJ
Your temporomandibular joint is located where your skull and jawbone meet. Once injected, Botox® alleviates tension by relaxing the jaw and preventing unconscious jaw movement. Daily functions such as swallowing, biting, and speaking will not be affected.
As a non-surgical treatment, the procedure can be performed directly at the dental office. Patients often describe the pain of injections similar to that as a bug bite or pinprick. It can take up to 3 days to feel the benefits of the Botox®, but you can expect it to work for approximately 3 months. Contact our office to see if Botox® is a treatment option for you.