Botox TMJ/TMD Treatment
Many people have some mild to moderate level of facial pain, whether it is from headaches, migraines, stress, tooth wear, or TMJ dysfunction.
Find out how Botox can effectively relieve TMJ syndrome, migraine headaches and a wide range of facial pain symptoms!
What Exactly is TMJ Syndrome?
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, commonly referred to as TMJ or TMD occurs when there is a derangement in the normal functioning of the Temporomandibular Joint. Repetitive behaviors such as teeth grinding or clenching, gum chewing, fingernail biting, or stress lead to enlargement of the head and neck muscles.
This disorder and dysfunction results in significant pain and impairment for many individuals. Symptoms include grinding, migraines, chronic headaches, earaches, facial pain, and damage to the teeth.
Traditional treatments for TMJ include the use of bite guards, removal of wisdom teeth, and full mouth reconstructions. These treatments usually result in limited success.
Botox® and trigger point injections in the head and neck muscles are very effective treatments for TMJ.
Jaw Slimming with Masseter TMJ Botox
What’s Involved in Botox for TMJ/Headache Therapy?
Dr. Tatum and Dr. Granger will determine if you are a candidate for Botox treatment. Botox® is injected into the affected head and neck muscles. Botox® blocks nerve signals that cause muscle movements, essentially relaxing the muscles and reducing or eliminating facial pain.
Botox® injections take only a few minutes and will remain effective for 3-4 month. With a series of treatments, Botox® can retrain your muscles to relax and you will notice your symptoms resolve for longer periods of time.
You will also notice your facial esthetics will considerably improve. Facial wrinkles will disappear following the treatment. The jaw may even slim down, creating a beautiful esthetic effect.
At Tatum Dentistry, will help you feel great and look great all in the same treatment.