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How BOTOX Can Relieve TMJ Pain

January 12, 2021
Posted By: Garden Springs Dental

BOTOX® can be highly effective for painful TMJ symptoms.  BOTOX can be a life-changing therapy that relieves or eliminates your jaw pain and headaches.  The TMJ, also known as the temporomandibular joint, acts as a hinge for your mouth.  The TMJ gives you the ability to chew, speak, smile, and laugh. 

When you live with TMJ pain, it can make even the simplest daily activities feel impossible to endure.  That’s why our experienced team at Garden Dental Springs conveniently administers BOTOX injections for TMJ Pain.  With BOTOX injection therapy, your TMJ problems can dissolve in a matter of hours, sometimes even in a matter of minutes. 

Symptoms of TMJ Pain 

TMJ pain manifests on a spectrum.  When you have TMJ problems, your teeth and your face muscles experience excessive wear and tear.  As a result, this can inhibit your ability to open and close your mouth.  Over time, your TMJ issues can even cause bone deterioration, if not appropriately treated.  There are several symptoms associated with this joint disorder, some of which include:

  • Orofacial pain (sore cheeks and jaw)
  • Facial swelling 
  • Neck, ear, and/or shoulder pain 
  • Clicking or popping noise in your jaw 
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Lockjaw and/or jaw tension 
  • Clenching and grinding your teeth (bruxism) 
  • Ringing in your ears (tinnitus) 
  • Shocking sensation in your face

BOTOX can help alleviate painful symptoms associated with TMJ.  At Garden Dental Springs, we offer stress-free BOTOX therapy in Lexington, KY to relieve your pain and restore your jaw’s natural function. 

How BOTOX for TMJ Works  

BOTOX injection therapy is a non-surgical, outpatient procedure so that you can continue with your day right after your session.  Dr. Davis carefully administers the BOTOX injection beneath the surface of the forehead, temple, or jaw muscles.  These placements target the facial muscles most commonly affected by TMJ.  Because BOTOX blocks signals from nerves to muscles, the injected muscle will not contract as it ordinarily would.  As a result, the tension in your jaw will release temporarily. 

How We Can Help 

We understand how TMJ pain can discourage you from doing what you enjoy most.  Don’t let TMJ pain control your life.  If you suffer from TMJ pain, please call us at (859) 277-1189 to schedule a consultation at our Lexington, KY dental office. 

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