Eliminate Jaw Pain
Botox is used as an alternative treatment for TMJ (temporo-mandibular joint) disorders and associated jaw tension and pain. When injected into facial muscles afflicted with soreness and discomfort Botox relieves TMJ and jaw tension for most patients. The injections often eliminate headaches resulting from teeth grinding and in cases of severe stress and even minimize lockjaw. The Botox alternative treatment for TMJ disorders and jaw tension is usually quick, straightforward, and effective. Most patients experience noticeable improvement within one or two days of their first treatment, although relief can take up to a week.
- How long is the Botox treatment procedure?
The length of the Botox treatment procedure depends on the number of injections needed as determined by Dr. Kelly Burkenstock. Still it is reasonable for the treatment procedure to be completed within 10-30 minutes.
- Is the Botox treatment for TMJ painful?
The pain is generally minimal and brief. Some patients have likened the Botox injection unto a “bug bite” or “prick”. Dr. Kelly Burkenstock uses a numbing cream to lessen the discomfort of the Botox injection.
- What should I expect after the Botox TMJ treatment?
After the Botox TMJ treatment muscle tenderness will start to disappear almost immediately. There may be temporary bruising, numbness, or redness around injection sites.
- What is the recovery from Botox Therapy for TMJ treatment like?
Because the Botox treatment procedure for TMJ is non-surgical and non-invasive it is highly likely that you can return to normal activities immediately. However, to avoid spreading the Botox to other muscles patients should not rub or massage the area injected with Botox and remain upright for many hours. Physical activity should also be limited for a time.