Do you suffer from a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder? This can be a very painful condition, and until recently, there were not many options for pain reduction without eliminating the cause. Now there is an option that can make life easier and reduce the pain from TMJ while you get to the root of the problem and find a permanent solution. Botox for TMJ is now available in our Central Phoenix, AZ, dentist office.

How Botox relieves TMJ pain

It may take time to learn what is causing your TMJ and how to cure it, and some people may need temporary relief to get through the day. Botox may relieve the jaw tension associated with TMJ. When injected into the facial muscles that tense up with TMJ, Botox causes the muscles to relax and may reduce the pain of TMJ. Although not a permanent solution, less pain makes the condition easier to live with until the cause can be identified and cured.

Benefits of Botox for TMJ

  • When injected by a qualified medical doctor or dentist, Botox for TMJ may provide immediate relief from tense muscles and the corresponding pain.
  • Botox for TMJ relaxes the facial muscles and may allow normal facial expressions to be restored.
  • In some cases, TMJ is caused by the subconscious habit of clenching your jaw. Botox for TMJ may be able to help eliminate the habit by relaxing and “resetting” the muscle. Though not a proven result, a consultation with Dr. Kariotoglou at Central Phoenix Smiles can help determine if this could be helpful for you.

Botox has been used successfully in cosmetic treatments for decades, but is still a relatively new treatment being offered by cosmetic dentists in Phoenix, AZ, for TMJ. For more information and to determine if you’re a good candidate for Botox for TMJ, contact Central Phoenix Smiles to make an appointment.

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