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What Is Botox For TMJ?

Botox for TMJ is one of the newest and advanced dentistry treatments available on the market. Patients experience numerous symptoms due to the TMJ such as headaches and earaches, jaw joint issues as well as daily pain and discomfort.

The intensity of TMJ symptoms often varies depending on the patient’s level of stress. Teeth grinding, incapacitating earaches, and lockjaw might happen when you’re under a lot of stress. Sometimes an efficient and painless method of releasing tension in the temporomandibular joint, lowering jaw discomfort, headaches, and suffering, is to provide Botox injections.

Benefits Of Botox For TMJ

  • Reduce headaches and earaches,
  • Decrease in lockjaw,
  • Reduce pain or discomfort in the jaw while eating, speaking or drinking,
  • Reduce neck and shoulder discomfort,
  • Reduce jaw tightness.

To learn more about how Botox for TMJ in Sierra Madre can help you, contact our office today for an appointment.

How Does Botox Work For TMJ?

Jaw displacement and stress-related involuntary jaw movements are the two main causes of TMJ. By relaxing the jaw muscles, Botox quickly reduces temporomandibular tension. This prevents unconscious jaw movement and ends headaches caused by grinding.

Speaking, swallowing, and biting remain unaffected during Botox treatment, which is one of its main benefits. Additionally, managing TMJ may delay the onset of more severe tooth issues. If TMJ is not addressed, it may lead to tooth decay, gum disease, and tooth loosening.

What To Expect During Your Botox Treatment

Our experts must first determine if the patient is a good candidate for therapy before delivering Botox injections.

Depending on how much is needed, administering the Botox injections might take 10 to 20 minutes. The Botox treatment will be carried out in the dentist office because it doesn’t need surgery. There is no need for a designated driver since the therapy won’t affect one’s ability to drive. That being said, the injections don’t hurt any more than a bug bite or pinprick.

Botox for TMJ in Sierra Madre
doctor speaking about Botox for TMJ in Sierra Madre with patient

After Care Following Botox For TMJ

Following Botox for TMJ in Sierra Madre, normal activity may be resumed right away, but vigorous exercise has to be postponed for 24 hours. The full effects of the procedure may not be felt for a few days, although Botox can last up to three to six months.

Learn More About Our Botox Treatments For TMJ In Sierra Madre

Botox treatments might be just what you need if you wish to put an end to any persistent jaw, mouth, or head discomfort. To find out whether you qualify for our Botox for TMJ treatment and for more information, get in touch with our specialists at Sierra Madre Dentistry!

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