Botox for TMJ Treatment

Botox for TMJ disorder? YES!

Dr. Yuliya Salmeron is trained and certified by the American Academy of Facial Esthetics to treat Orofacial pain, TMJ pain, and jaw tension associated with Bruxism and clenching.
If you suffer from pain related to TMJ disorder, teeth grinding or clenching, headaches, or Migraines, you may be a candidate for Therapeutic Botox Injections.  The result can be life-changing for a patient! Not only it will diminish or eliminate facial and jaw pain associated with Bruxism, clenching, and grinding of your teeth, your jaw will look less boxy as masseter muscles will relax and become less bulky.

BOTOX® and XEOMIN® Treatment for Jaw Tension and TMJ

BOTOX® is used as an alternative treatment for TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders and associated jaw tension and pain. When injected into facial muscles afflicted with soreness and discomfort, BOTOX® relieves TMJ and jaw tension for many patients. The injections often eliminate headaches resulting from teeth grinding, and, in cases of severe stress, BOTOX® can even minimize lock jaw.

How long is the Botulinum Toxin Treatment Procedure?

The length of the Botulinum Toxin treatment procedure depends on the number of injections needed as determined by the doctor. Still, it is reasonable for the treatment procedure to be completed within 10-30 minutes.

Is the Botulinum Toxin Treatment Painful?

The pain associated with the Botulinum Toxin TMJ Treatment procedure is due to the injections, but it is generally minimal and brief. Some patients have likened the Botulinum Toxin injection pain unto a “bug bite” or “prick”. Pain from the injection can be reduced by numbing proposed injection sites with a cold pack or anesthetic cream. If you are scared of needles the doctor may offer you Happy Gas.

What to Expect After the Botulinum Toxin TMJ Treatment?

After the Botulinum Toxin TMJ Treatment muscle tenderness will start to disappear almost immediately. Wrinkles begin to disappear within 24 – 48 hours after the injections, and you may continue to see the wrinkles diminish up to one week after the Botox® treatment procedure.
There may be mild temporary bruising, numbness, or redness around the injection sites. You will not look 20 years younger, but you may find that you look more natural and relaxed or less sad and angry. A small number of patients treated with Botulinum Toxin injections reported no noticeable difference in the reduction of their wrinkles.

As taken from the American Academy of Facial Esthetics website:

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