TMJ Dysfunction and Botox

What is Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (or TMJ)?

The joint that connects your lower jaw to your skull is called the temporomandibular joint. Commonly abbreviated as TMJ, these three letters have come to encompass many jaw-joint disorders. 

TMJ typically presents as pain caused by tension and grinding or which affects the jaw, face, neck or ears and varies from mild to very severe. Headaches and ringing in the ear (tinnitus) are also common symptoms.

Why does TMJ Dysfunction Happen?
Stress, anxiety, sleep disorders, natural structural irregularities in the jaw as well as certain medications such as SSRIs can all be underlying factors for muscle pain in the jaw, temporomandibular joint dysfunction and headaches.
How does a Botox®️ Treatment help Jaw Pain and Clenching?
In a quick and relatively painless treatment, the Botox®️ is injected into the muscles responsible for clenching and grinding, the masseter muscles. If headaches are also a concern, other areas such as in the forehead are also treated.
How quickly will I have improvement from my pain? How long will my results last?
Pain relief can be expected within 2-4 weeks after your treatment, and lasts on average 3-6 months, but may be shorted or longer depending on the individual and dosing used.
What are the Potential Side effects of Botox®️ for TMJ?

Side effects of this treatment are most often relatively minimal. You may experience some mild bruising and or discomfort for a few days. Your jaw may feel tired when chewing tough foods for a week or two as the Botox®️ settles in but this will resolve completely. 

Temporary relaxation of adjacent muscles may occur, for example, the muscles responsible for smiling can on occasion be affected for a few days to weeks but will resolve completely.

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