Suffering from jaw pain (TMJ)?
What is BOTOX for TMJ treatment?
Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ), is where the jaw bone (mandible) connects to the skull (temporal bone). TMJ generally refers to the disorder that causes pain, discomfort, and headache along the jaw which may also include some neck muscles
BOTOX® is used as an alternative treatment to relieve jaw tension and it often eliminate headaches resulting from teeth grinding, and, in cases of severe stress, BOTOX® can even minimize lock jaw.
How does BOTOX treat 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.
Which areas BOTOX injections for TMJ affect?
Botox injections only relax the areas injected and will not affect any other areas. Botox is primarily injected in the temporalis, frontalis and masseter. Additional areas may be injected with depending on the severity of the headaches.
What to expect after the BOTOX for TMJ treatment?
After the Botox TMJ Treatment, muscle tenderness will start to disappear almost immediately. You may experience a mild temporary bruising, numbness, or redness around the injected area. Because the Botox TMJ treatment is non-surgical and non-invasive, you should be able to return to normal activities immediately the injection. It is highly recommended that you do not rub or massage the injected area injected to avoid spreading the Botox to other muscles.
Is the BOTOX for TMJ treatment painful?
The pain associated with the Botox TMJ treatment is generally minimal and brief and can described as a bug bite or a prick. Here are Florida Aesthetics and Wellness, we apply a numbing cream on the treated area with a cold pack.
How long is the BOTOX for TMJ treatment ?
The Botox for TMJ treatment is typically done in 30 minutes. However, the exact duration depends on the number of injections needed as determined by our board-certified injector.
Are these any possible risk or complications of the BOTOX for TMJ treatment?
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!