Botox Injections For TMJ
What are Botox Injections For TMJ?
Botox is an injection that has long been used to treat wrinkles, fine lines and sagging. Fortunately, the technology behind Botox has been studied for use in a wide range of different medical problems. One such treatment is available for patients who suffer from TMJ dysfunction. Botox helps to relieve the stiffness and pain that you might be experiencing, and it has even been found to be useful in cases of lock jaw.
Why might Botox Injections For TMJ be needed?
If you have TMJ-related dysfunction, it can be difficult to function normally. You might notice that your jaw is stiff, tender, painful or even swollen at times. It might be difficult to open your mouth fully, making it hard to eat and chew your favorite foods. Botox has been found to be helpful when it comes to eliminating and relieving many of these jaw-related issues.
What makes someone a good candidate for Botox Injections For TMJ?
Botox injections are safe and highly effective. Most patients are good candidates for these injections. Prior to administering any Botox into the TMJ area, we will go over your health and medical history. This can help us to determine if Botox is the right option for you.
What can you expect with Botox Injections For TMJ?
We will have you come in and sit down in one of our operatories. A topical anesthetic is applied to the skin prior to the injection. We will then administer one or more injections containing Botox. You might feel a slight sting when the injections are being done. Any possible side effects are often related to the injection site itself. The results of treatment can last for months. Once the effects wear off, we can administer the Botox injections again in order to keep the TMJ area free of pain, swelling and any related discomfort.
If you suffer from TMJ-related pain, discomfort and stiffness and want to know more about Botox treatment, call us today to speak with one of our staff members.