Botox For TMJ

Quick, Safe, Effective, Non-Surgical Treatment for TMJ

Pain Relief + Facial Slimming

Contour your jawline without surgery
Prevent damage from teeth grinding

What is TMJ?

TMJ, short for temporomandibular joint, serves as the crucial link between the jawbone and the skull, facilitating essential movements like chewing, speaking, and yawning. However, complications affecting this joint or its surrounding muscles can result in temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJD, also known as TMJ), leading to notable discomfort and pain. In severe instances, TMJ can impede basic functions such as speaking, chewing, or even opening the mouth.

Symptoms of TMJ

The symptoms of TMJ can vary depending on the severity of the condition. Some of the most common symptoms of TMJ include:

  • Jaw Pain, Facial Pain, or Facial Muscle Tenderness
  • Difficulty Opening or Closing the Mouth
  • Clicking or Popping When Moving the Jaw
  • Clenching or Grinding
  • Chronic Migraines, Neck Pain, and Earaches

What is Botox?

Botox, derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, is a therapeutic agent employed in minute quantities to address various medical issues, including TMJ. Its mechanism involves blocking nerve signals responsible for muscle contractions, resulting in muscle relaxation.

How Does Botox Work to Treat TMJ?

Botox injections into the muscles surrounding the temporomandibular joint induce relaxation, alleviating tension within the joint and subsequently easing the associated discomfort. Additionally, Botox can deter teeth grinding, which exacerbates TMJ symptoms.

Botox FAQs

Who is a candidate for Botox injections?

Botox injectable treatments are generally considered safe for most adults with TMJ. People who are pregnant or nursing should not get botox injections.

How long does the pain relief last?

The results of Botox injections for TMJ can last up to six months. After this time, the effects will start to wear off, and you may need to get another injection to maintain relief from your symptoms.

How long does the procedure take?

Botox injections for TMJ are very quick and completed in just a few minutes. Many patients opt this service as an add-on to their regular dental checkups and cleanings, but it can also be done on its own.

What should you expect after receiving a Botox injection in your jaw muscles?

After receiving a Botox injection for TMJ, some common side effects you may experience include minor swelling or bruising at the injection site. It’s possible to feel some soreness in the facial muscles. These side effects should subside within a few days after the injection. Most patients note improvement in TMJ symptoms within a few days after receiving the injection.

At Les Belles NYC, we understand the discomfort and inconvenience that TMJ can bring to your daily life. Our experienced team offers Botox injections as a safe and effective solution to alleviate TMJ symptoms and restore your comfort. If you’re ready to take control of your TMJ and experience relief, contact our office today to schedule a consultation. Let us help you find lasting relief from TMJ discomfort and get back to enjoying life to the fullest.