BOTOX for TMJ
BOTOX® injections are popular for smoothening facial wrinkles without surgery. But did you know that BOTOX can treat TMJ disorders too?
When injected into the facial muscles, BOTOX can effectively alleviate temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders and jaw tension.
Wondering if BOTOX can help you with your TMJ disorder or jaw pain? Schedule a visit to a Fort Bend Dental office in Fort Bend County, TX...
What Is BOTOX?
BOTOX, or botulinum toxin, is a protein that is injected into the facial muscles, causing them to relax. This effect has many cosmetic and practical applications.
How BOTOX Fights the Effects of TMJ Disorders
The temporomandibular joints (TMJs) are located on both sides of the head where the jawbone meets the skull. They are used very heavily, especially when you talk and eat. However, severe stress, jaw clenching, and teeth grinding can cause the TMJs to become inflamed, leading to uncomfortable side effects.
When BOTOX is injected into the facial muscles, it paralyzes the muscles in that area, making it impossible for them to move in a way that causes intense clenching and grinding. This can eliminate headaches, pain, and premature tooth wear.
A Simple Treatment
Experience Relief from TMJ Disorder Symptoms
- TMJ and jaw tension
- Teeth grinding
- Facial pain
- Soreness and discomfort
- Sharp jaw pain
- Dental damage
What to Expect When You Receive BOTOX Injections for TMJ
BOTOX injections can be administered by one of our dentists in just 10 to 30 minutes. Here's what to expect during an injection appointment at one of our offices in Richmond, Missouri City, or Grand Parkway.
Each session can be completed in just 10 to 30 minutes.
What to Expect after Your Treatment
After about one week, you should notice less tenderness in your head and jaw. While some patients experience bruising or redness after receiving BOTOX injections, these usually fade quickly and are not a cause for worry.
To avoid spreading the BOTOX to other muscles in your face, avoid rubbing your face, try not to bend over, and refrain from strenuous activity until you are cleared by one of our Richmond, Missouri City, or Grand Parkway, TX, doctors.
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