TMJ (Temporal Mandibular Joint) Disorders can cause pain in your jaw joint and in the muscles that control jaw movement. Many people who clench or grind their teeth while they sleep or throughout the day can develop this condition and it can be quite painful. Although there are several ways to help the pain which includes surgery, Dr. Wright provides a less invasive way to deal with the pain and get you on the path to recovery.
Read on to find out more on this treatment!
Dr. Fiona Wright’s Tip:
TMJ pain is caused by the grinding on the jaw joint by abnormal and painful movements of the jaw muscles. So if you can stop the muscle from grinding, then you can stop the pain- and that is why BOTOX is recognized as an excellent alternative treatment for TMJ Disorders and associated jaw tension and pain. When injected into the facial muscles afflicted with soreness and pain, Botox relieves TMJ and jaw tension for many of our patients. Patients also have found that the injections often eliminate headaches resulting from teeth grinding and in some cases relieves lock jaw. Most patients experience noticeable improvement within 7-10 of their first treatment, although relief can sometimes take longer.
While the treatment of TMJ with Botox is not considered FDA approved, this treatment is simple, safe, and does not involve any surgery. As featured on The Doctors, it is important to have a qualified doctor or dentist provide a thorough initial consultation, to evaluate your symptoms and determine which injection sites should be treated and the amount of Botox required. Then after a few simple injections, you will be pain free and smiling.