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TMJ Pain, Bruxism, or Teeth Grinding

TMJ disorder is a condition that affects the joint that connects the lower jaw to the skull. It can cause pain, tenderness, and difficulty moving the jaw. Some people with TMJ disorder may also experience headaches, neck pain, and difficulty swallowing.

The use of Botox for TMJ pain involves injecting the toxin into the muscles of the jaw in order to relax them and reduce tension. This can help to alleviate pain and improve mobility of the jaw.

The amount of Botox needed to treat TMJ disorder will vary depending on the individual patient. The doctor will determine the appropriate amount of Botox based on the severity of the condition and the patient's specific needs, this is typically a total of 20-40 units.

There are several potential benefits to using Botox to treat TMJ disorder, including:

  • Relief of pain and discomfort

  • Improved mobility of the jaw

  • Reduced risk of developing more serious problems with the jaw

  • Non-surgical treatment option

 

It is important to note that Botox is not a permanent solution for TMJ disorder and the effects of the treatment will typically last for several months before additional treatment is needed.

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