At Downtown Dental of Hamilton, our team of knowledgeable dental professionals can help relieve the symptoms associated with TMJ through BOTOX®.
What is TMJ?
Temporomandibular joint pain (TMJ) or Temporomandibular Dysfunction (TMD) describes pain and dysfunction of the muscles that move the jaw.
If you’ve been suffering from TMJ, your dentist may be able to help. Many dentists make it part of their practice to address issues relating to headaches, jaw pain and misalignment.
Symptoms of TMJ
TMJ can cause many different types of pain and discomfort. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you may have TMJ.
- Jaw joint pain
- Limited mouth opening
- Facial pain
- Sensitive teeth
- Clenching or grinding
- Neck pain
- Chewing difficulties
- Difficulty swallowing
BOTOX® Treatment for TMJ
BOTOX® can be used to treat symptoms of TMJ as BOTOX® injections can help relieve tension to reduce symptoms of headaches caused by teeth grinding.
Why BOTOX® for TMJ Treatment?
BOTOX® relieves jaw tension by making muscles unable to move in the way that produces discomfort in the jaw.
BOTOX® treatment for TMJ is considered fast, convenient and effective.
Since it is non‐surgical, it can be administered in the dentist’s office. Some patients experience relief after just a few days, however, it can sometimes take up to a week.