Botox® treatments for TMJ

Botox® is as alternative treatment for TMJ disorders and associated jaw tension and pain. 

TMJ therapy benefits

  • To allow proper joint recovery and prevent TMJ disease from recurring.
  • Your SmileCrafters Dental practitioner may recommend Botox® injections and/or an occlusal splint (bite guard) to treat your pain. 
  • Botox® injections can often eliminate headaches resulting from teeth grinding and can help minimize lock jaw. 

The procedure

  • Botox® injections are mainly done in the temporalis and masseter muscles to relieve teeth grinding and protect your teeth against future damage from clenching or grinding.
  • After Botox® TMJ treatment muscle tenderness will disappear almost immediately. 
  • Average treatment is 40 units of Botulinum Toxin (Botox®) per side. This procedure is repeated once every six months for two years.   

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