Many people aware of BOTOX® do not realize that it has therapeutic as well as cosmetic purposes. If you are suffering from facial and jaw pain and migraines associated with TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder, BOTOX is an effective, non-surgical option we offer to help reduce your discomfort. Symptoms of TMJ disorder often manifest during times of extreme stress and commonly include tooth clenching and grinding (bruxism) that overworks the masticatory muscles in the face. This added discomfort can make an already stressful situation worse. Even if your symptoms are a result of damaged or dislocated TM joints, we want you to know that there is a solution for the pain or migraines you are experiencing. We are experienced in using BOTOX therapeutic injections to treat TMJ disorders and encourage you to schedule a consultation with our experienced oral and facial surgeon, Dr. Matthew Epstein today.
How Does BOTOX Work?
BOTOX for cosmetics temporarily reduces muscle movement to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles in the face. Functionally, BOTOX provides the same effect for the temporalis and masseter muscles around the temples and lower jaw. Temporarily weakening these muscles reduces the amount of force they can exert, protecting the teeth from the destructive effects of chronic bruxism and relieving the muscles so they can rest and heal. BOTOX injected directly into these overactive jaw muscles can effectively relieve jaw pain, bruxism, and headaches and lasts 3-4 months before additional treatment may be necessary.
The Benefits of BOTOX for TMJ
Relieves facial pain and jaw pain
Reduces headaches and migraines
Improves comfort when eating and speaking
Safe, non-surgical, and effective
Care from a Uniquely Qualified Doctor
A board-certified oral surgeon, Dr. Epstein is clinically trained in cutting-edge techniques that enable him to provide treatment outside the scope of all other specialists in orofacial surgery. Having trained alongside craniofacial and cosmetic surgeons, he brings a unique and innovative skillset to his Seattle, WA practice. With extensive experience in both functional treatment of TMJ disorder and BOTOX therapeutic injections, he is an expert in restoring health and function to your jaw with non-surgical treatment. Contact us today to speak with Dr. Epstein about the discomfort you are having. We can help.