Botox Therapy for TMJ Dysfunction

Are you suffering from chronic headaches or migraines? Do you have tension in your jaw or neck? You may be experiencing TMJ dysfunction, and Tuscan Lakes Family Dentistry is here to help with botox therapy. Botox is a safe and effective treatment option to relieve the symptoms of TMJ dysfunction, headaches, and migraines. Let’s take a closer look at how botox works and why it’s so beneficial.


What is Botox Therapy?

Botox therapy is a procedure that uses an injectable form of botulinum toxin called botulinum A (or “Botox”) to relax overactive muscles in the face, neck, and shoulders. This helps to alleviate the strain on the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which can be caused by grinding teeth, clenching jaws, or even stress. When used properly in conjunction with other treatments such as physical therapy or orthodontics, botox can provide significant relief from the symptoms of TMJ dysfunction.


How Does Botox Help Relieve Headaches & Migraines?

When used to treat TMJ dysfunction, botox injections are placed into specific muscles in order to relax them and reduce tension in the jaw area. This relieves pressure on the joints and reduces pain associated with TMJ dysfunction. By reducing muscle tension around the face, neck, and head areas, botox can also help reduce headaches and migraine pain because these conditions are often caused by tension in those areas.


Is Botox Safe For Treating TMJ Dysfunction?

Yes! Botox has been safely used for decades to treat various medical conditions including chronic migraine headaches and muscle spasms. When administered by a skilled provider such as our team at Tuscan Lakes Family Dentistry using FDA-approved products such as Juvederm Voluma XC®, patients can expect safe results with minimal side effects. The effects of botox typically last up to four months before another injection is needed for continued relief from symptoms of TMJ dysfunction.


Call Tuscan Lakes Family Dentistry for TMJ Treatment

If you are experiencing chronic headaches or migraines due to TMJ dysfunction, Tuscan Lakes Family Dentistry offers safe and effective relief through our expertly administered botox therapy procedures. Our experienced team will provide personalized care tailored specifically for your needs so that you can get back to living life free from pain associated with facial tension or jaw strain due to TMJ dysfunction. Contact us today to schedule an appointment! We look forward to helping you feel better soon!