The TMJ (short for the Temporo-Mandibular Joint) is one of the most complex joints in our body. It connects the moveable lower jaw to the base of the skull and allows movements forward, backward, and side-to-side. This joint gets used frequently every day – the TMJ is the joint that allows you to chew, speak, swallow, and yawn. And furthermore, since both sides are connected together by our lower jaw bone (mandible), a problem on one side can lead to downstream effects on both sides of the head and neck.
You don’t have to suffer with headaches, jaw pain, or neck pain!
Botox is NOT just for wrinkles!
Many people suffer with symptoms such as headaches, neck pain, jaw pain, or ringing in the ears. Often, these problems can be associated with the temporomandibular joints (TMJ) that allow our jaws to move. If untreated, the grinding and clenching can cause irreversible damage to the teeth, gums, and TMJs and produce a range of disorders known as TMD (temporomandibular disorders).
Botox™ is commonly used cosmetically to relax the facial muscles that can cause wrinkles with their movement. When applied to the appropriate muscles, this muscle relaxation can be used to reduce the clenching force of the jaw muscles, providing relief to the joints and teeth. The medicine also blocks pain receptors responsible for transmitting pain, helping to relax the areas of the jaw that contribute to painful morning jaw tension and headaches. The procedure is quick and typically provides relief within a week, with results lasting for up to 4 months.
You might be suffering from TMD (TMJ disorder) if you are experiencing:
Therapeutic Botox™ Injections are a simple, non-surgical treatment option that are typically completed quickly and with minimal discomfort. There is minimal down-time associated with the procedure – patients are typically able to return to their normal day-to-day activities immediately. Therapeutic Botox™ injections may be just what you need to find relief.