Therapeutic Botox® for TMD
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is similar to a sliding hinge that connects your jawbone to your skull. TMJ disorders can cause pain in the jaw joint and in the muscles that control jaw movement.
We offer the therapeutic use of Botox® injections to treat Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD.) To treat TMD disorders, first the cause has to be identified. In less severe cases, TMJ disorders can be treated with self-managed care (eating soft foods, using ice packs, avoiding extreme jaw movement) or nonsurgical treatments (anti-inflammatory medications, Botox® injections, stabilization splints).
TMJ conditions fall into three main categories:
Myofascial pain, which involves discomfort or pain in the muscles that control jaw function.
Internal derangement of the joint, which can mean a displaced disc, dislocated jaw or injury to the condyle.
Arthritis, which is degenerative inflammatory disorder.