Treatment for TMJ Pain
Botox for TMJ pain is a treatment that relaxes the muscles around the temporomandibular joint easing related pain and jaw tension. Botox for TMJ is injected into facial muscles afflicted with soreness and discomfort, relieving TMJ and jaw tension for many patients. The injections often eliminate headaches resulting from teeth grinding, and can even minimize lock jaw that is often caused by severe stress.
Your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is located where the jawbone meets the skull on both sides of your head. You use your jaw more than you even realize – moving it when you talk, eat, and swallow. If your jaw joint becomes displaced or is overworked through excessive teeth grinding, you may suffer severe tension headaches, as well as sharp pain in the jaw, known as TMJ.
Often times teeth grinders have no awareness that they are even grinding or clenching their teeth. Botox works to relieve jaw tension by making muscles unable to engage in the powerful and often unconscious movement of the jaw that produces headaches and TMJ pain.
This treatment for TMJ pain is a quick, straightforward, and effective procedure. Injections are administered at Floss, with no surgery and little to no down time. Most patients experience noticeable improvement within one or two days of their first treatment, although relief can take up to a week.