If you have a TMJ disorder, our dentists may recommend using BOTOX® to relieve your discomfort and improve your oral health. BOTOX can be highly effective in managing TMJ disorders and helping you regain a comfortable quality of life. Call Smiles R Us at 210-694-4999 to learn more about BOTOX treatment for TMJ disorders in San Antonio, Texas, and schedule a consultation with Dr. Amogh Bhalerao or Dr. Gayatri Jadhav.
BOTOX has gained FDA approval for therapeutic use beyond its well-known cosmetic applications. The medication, known as onabotulinumtoxinA, is now being utilized to temporarily alleviate symptoms associated with various medical conditions. Among these conditions are hyperhidrosis (commonly referred to as excessive sweating), chronic migraines, bruxism (which involves teeth grinding and clenching) and TMJ disorders.
In the case of TMJ disorders, BOTOX offers a temporary remedy by blocking pain signals from nerves to muscles when injected into the body. This prevents the clenching actions that contribute to TMJ disorders, helping to break the habits of these regular muscle movements and alleviate the symptoms of TMJ disorders. To ensure the safety and efficacy of the treatment, it is crucial to seek a certified BOTOX provider.
The dosage of BOTOX administered to patients varies, taking into account muscle mass and the severity of the condition being addressed. Injections are primarily focused around the jaw, neck or ears, aiming to alleviate symptoms and reduce pain. Notably, the outpatient procedure involves no surgical interventions, incisions or stitches, resulting in minimal marks or scars due to the use of a single needle during treatment.
For those seeking relief from non-cosmetic conditions through BOTOX treatment, we encourage you to reach out to our office and schedule a consultation appointment. Our team is ready to provide further information and guide you through the potential benefits of this approach.