The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is situated on both sides of the head, connecting the skull and the jawbone. It plays a crucial role in numerous daily activities like chewing, speaking, and swallowing. TMJ disorders often result from jaw misalignment and involuntary jaw movements caused by stress. BOTOX® offers a swift and effective solution to relieve tension in the temporomandibular area. By relaxing the jaw muscles, it helps prevent unintentional jaw movements, ultimately alleviating headaches associated with teeth grinding.
How does BOTOX® for TMJ work?
When BOTOX® is injected into muscles afflicted with soreness and discomfort, it will relieve TMJ and jaw tension. It only affects the specific areas or muscles targeted with Botulinum Toxin. Therefore, Botulinum Toxin treatment for TMJ therapy will not have any impact on other areas of your body. These injections are primarily administered into the masseter and temporalis muscles.
Why choose BOTOX® for TMJ?
One of the primary benefits of BOTOX® treatment for TMJ is that it leaves normal functions like speaking, swallowing, and biting unaffected. The only significant change you will notice is the reduction in pain and discomfort.
Am I a candidate?
The ideal candidates for BOTOX® for TMJ treatments include people who suffer from:
- Headaches caused by nighttime grinding
- Discomfort when talking or chewing
- Substantial tension in the jaw
How long do treatment sessions last?
BOTOX® sessions are very quick, often taking less than 15 minutes.
When can I see results?
You will start to notice a reduction in pain within the first month of your treatment with improved results occurring 6 months after your treatments begin.
How often will I need to be treated?
Your TKI provider will create a treatment plan to help you effectively manage your symptoms.
Are the treatments painful?
No, the treatments are not painful because we use a small needle. Most patients say that the injections feel like tiny pinches.
Schedule BOTOX® for TMJ in Marlboro or East Brunswick
Let us help you find real relief to the debilitating symptoms of TMJ here at TKI. Our team will provide you with the best possible care for results that help and heal. To get started, call 8-555-DRKAGA or fill out our online appointment request form. We look forward to seeing you!