Botox For TMJ | Freeze the Pain

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Dentists can inject Botox? The answer is… Yes! Dentists can administer injections like Botox, but its purpose may not be what you think.

What is TMJ?

TMJ, or temporomandibular joint, is the joint that connects your jaw bone to your skull. This joint has a tendency to develop disorders that cause pain and stiffness in the joints and muscles that assist with movement in the mouth.

Symptoms For TMJ Include:

  • Pain or tenderness in the jaw
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Clicking or popping sounds when opening and closing mouth 
  • Locking of the jaw joint
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How Is It Done?

Botox, or botulinum toxin, is commonly used in cosmetic procedures to temporarily reduce the appearance of wrinkles by relaxing the muscles that cause them to appear. However, when Dr. Christian injects it into the muscles associated with jaw movement, Botox reduces muscle contractions, which leads to far less pain and discomfort.

The procedure involves Dr. Christian using a fine-needle to inject small amounts of the serum into the targeted muscles. These muscles are typically located around the jaw joint including the masseter muscle, temporalis muscle, and others. However, this treatment is not typically painful, usually the sensation feels similar to a pin prick. The number of injections and amount of Botox depends on the severity of the condition and your symptoms. 

After the procedure, there is typically very mild discomfort and swelling around the injection sites. Follow-up appointments may also be necessary to monitor and assess the effectiveness of the treatment, along with additional injections as needed to maintain relief.

What Are The Benefits?

  • Targeted muscle relaxation
  • Pain relief without surgery
  • Improved jaw function
  • Long-lasting results
  • Personalized treatment Plans

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Dr. Christian offers a safe and minimally invasive treatment for jaw pain and dysfunction. If you are tired of living with TMJ pain and want to explore nonsurgical treatment options, Botox may be the solution you have been searching for!

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* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.