Can Botox help with TMJ pain?

While not a cure-all, Botox can offer relief for some individuals suffering from TMJ pain (temporomandibular joint disorder). Here’s how it might help:

  • Muscle Relaxation: Botox relaxes the jaw muscles (including the masseter), reducing tension and pressure on the TMJ.
  • Pain Reduction: Reducing muscle tension often translates to decreased pain and discomfort associated with TMJ.
  • Bruxism Management: For TMJ pain related to clenching and grinding, Botox can weaken the muscles responsible, offering relief.
  • Complementary Treatment: Botox is most often used in conjunction with other TMJ treatment modalities like physical therapy or mouthguards.

Important Note: It’s crucial to consult with a healthcare professional specializing in TMJ disorders to determine the underlying cause of your pain and if Botox is a suitable treatment option.

If you’re struggling with TMJ pain, schedule a consultation at House of Aesthetics to explore potential treatment options, including Botox.

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