BOTOX® is used as an alternative treatment for TMJ (temporo-mandibular joint) disorders and associated jaw tension and pain. BOTOX® injections reduce the severity of headaches resulting from teeth grinding, and can help minimize lockjaw.
The temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ) is located on both sides of the head at the point where the jawbone meets the skull, and is used during talking, eating, and swallowing. If this joint becomes displaced or overworked through excessive teeth grinding or trauma, a person may suffer from severe tension headaches, and experience sharp jaw pain. BOTOX® reduces jaw tension by allowing the masseter muscles to relax.
The BOTOX® injection procedure is quick, minimally-invasive, and is administered in a doctor’s office by a licensed professional. Most patients experience noticeable improvement within a day or two of their first treatment relief can take up to a week.
Call Perry Dental Health to learn more about using BOTOX® as an alternative treatment for your TMJ pain today at (210) 714-1374.