How Does Botox Help TMJD?
Joint disorders such as TMJD/TMD are often related to overuse of the muscles and joint itself, such as if you tend to clench your teeth or have a misaligned bite. As such, those muscles become sore and pain radiates through your face, temples, and even into your neck or shoulders.
Using Botox around your TMJ can help to relax the muscles for up to three months at a time. As such, many people find that it’s a great way to relief their frequent jaw pain and headaches.
Other TMJ Symptoms to Consider
During your initial exam, we’ll also check for other aspects that could be contributing to jaw pain. Some things to look for include:
• Misaligned teeth and jaws, straining the joint’s natural movement
• Worn, flat, or chipped teeth caused by clenching (bruxism)
• Broken restorations
• Sleeping disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea
• Dietary habits
When combining Botox with other therapies like orthodontic treatment or bite splints, you can effectively combat the ongoing TMJ pain.
Is Botox Right for You?
The only way to find out whether or not Botox can help with your headaches, migraines, or TMD is to talk with our approved provider at South Airdrie Smiles. We’ll discuss our findings, what we see on your X-rays, frequent symptoms that you experience, and formulate a customized care plan.
If you’re suffering from chronic headaches, popping or clicking in your jaw, or constantly reaching for pain medication, contact South Airdrie Smiles for a Botox consultation today.