TMJ pain is often the result of issues with the (jaw) joint and/or surrounding muscles including, but not limited to, grinding/clenching of teeth, stress in facial muscles, dislocation of the disc, arthritis or trauma to the jaw. If this joint becomes displaced or overworked through excessive teeth grinding or clenching, a person may suffer severe tension headaches, as well as sharp pain in their jaw. BOTOX® relieves jaw tension by making the muscles unable to engage in the powerful movement of the jaw that produces headaches and pain.
The BOTOX® treatment for TMJ disorder and jaw tension is typically quick, straightforward, and effective. Non-surgical BOTOX® injections are administered in our Sandy Springs office requiring no hospital stay. Most patients experience noticeable improvement within 24 to 48 hours of their first treatment, although relief can take up to a week.
Only the areas injected with Botox will be “relaxed.” The treatment for TMJ therapy will not affect anywhere else in your body. The injections are mainly in the temporalis, frontalis and masseter muscles, while additional sites may be injected with Botox depending on the severity of the headaches.
We’re trained by the American Academy of Facial Esthetics to help you if you are having these types of issues with from muscle stress and jaw pain. No one executes more injections per day than a dentist. For a complimentary consult in our Sandy Springs office call today or email us.
Nanci Lubell, DMD
290 Carpenter Drive, 200A
Atlanta, GA 30328