Botox is generally recognized as an elective treatment; however, Botox is essential in relieving pain caused by TMJ and Jaw Tension. It relieves soreness, headaches, teeth damage, and discomfort caused by TMJ (temporomandibular joint).
How Does Botox Treat Jaw Tension and Pain?
When you eat, drink, talk, swallow, you use your jawbones on both sides of the head. If the joint becomes displaced or gets overworked from excessive teeth grinding, a patient experiences severe tension headaches and sharp pain the jaw area.
The pain from these headaches and joints can be severe.
Botox injections strategically placed, relieve the tension in the muscle around these joints. The muscles are less engaged in what is often referred to as an unconscious movement of the jaw.
Is Botox for TMJ Safe?
No hospital visits or stay is required. Botox treatment is performed in a private office setting. It is a non-surgical procedure that’s fast, effective, and safe.
Patients report pain relief and noticeable improvements a few days after their first treatment. Relief from pain can take up to a week after the injection.
How Many Treatments Do I Need?
Once you have a consultation with Dr. Alexandra Chebil, M.D. a treatment plan is outlined that specifically fits your needs and the severity of your TMJ disorder.
The treatment is performed over a lunch hour in a personalized setting one-on-one with the doctor.
Is It Painful?
You can compare it to normal injection. Numbing the injection area can further reduce the minimal pain associated by the injection.
There are minimal side effects associated with Botox injections for TMJ jaw tension. It is a none-surgical procedure, the risks are very minimal. Some may experience redness, bruising, and minimal pain in the injection area. You can return to normal activities immediately.
Are you experiencing discomfort in the jaw area or severe headaches and not sure why? Schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Alexandra Chebil and eliminate the pain and damage you’re causing your jaw joints, teeth, and overall health.