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How does Botox treat TMJ Disorder (TMD)?

24-03-2020

Preston Dental Saskatoon Dental Clinic Services

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD or TMJD) can be a painful and debilitating condition. It’s often associated with symptoms like:

  • Joint stiffness.
  • Limited range of motion.
  • Popping.
  • Clicking.
  • Jaw deviation.
  • Difficulty eating.
  • Migraines and headaches.

Applying Botox to the muscles around your TMJ can naturally ease the tension in those tissues for several months.

The great part about using Botox around your TMJ is that it sometimes eliminates the need for a daytime bite splint or pain medication. Rather than treating the symptoms of TMD, Botox manages some of the causes of the problem, such as bruxism (teeth grinding) and muscle tension.