HOW BOTOX TREATS TMJ
The temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ) is used during eating, swallowing, and talking. Excessive teeth grinding overworks the joint and may cause it become displaced resulting in severe tension headaches, as well as sharp pain in the jaw. BOTOX® injections relieve jaw tension by making muscles unable to engage in the powerful, often unconscious movement of the jaw that causes headaches and pain.
Here at Florida Aesthetics and Wellness, our board-certified injector injects patients suffering from TMJ disorder and jaw tension with Botox. Botox for TMJ is a quick, non-surgical treatment that requires no hospital stay. Most of our patients experience noticeable improvement after one or two days, but it may take up a week.
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Botox TMJ treatment is non-surgical and as such the risks and possible complications are infrequent, minimal, and temporary. Most common reported side-effects of Botox injections occur within the first week and include headaches, respiratory infection, flu syndrome, temporary eye-lid droop, and nausea. Less commonly reported effects include redness and some pain at injected area, and muscle weakness. Have more questions? Contact Us here!