Temporomandibular Joint Disorder TMD is caused by jaw, facial muscle, and joint problems. The joint responsible for chewing is called the temporomandibular joint TMJ and connects the temporal bone of the skull to the lower jaw. When Botox is injected into these areas it can help to relieve the tension and pain.
Jaw joint grinding or clicking sounds upon movement of the jaw. Grinding or clenching teeth and stress are a couple of factors leading to the development of TMD/TMJ and Migraines. Clenching and grinding can lead to chronic migraines by creating constant pressure on trigger areas such as the frontal, temporal, occipital, and nasal zones. Stress leads to an involuntary contracting of the maseter and temporialis, causing tension. The constant compression of these muscles causes involuntary muscle spasms, resulting in chronic headaches or migraines.
Our team will perform a thorough examination to determine the cause of your TMJ disorder. We will work with you to come up with a personalized plan to relieve your pain.
We will administer Botox to the muscles causing your jaw clenching and grinding. Botox eases the tension and makes them relax so you can sleep without disturbance and reduce pain and discomfort.
To keep your jaw pain-free, we will schedule your follow-up appointments to monitor and keep up with your Botox injections as needed.
When you suffer from migraines or migraine-type headaches, it can feel like a huge vise is gripping your head and neck and applying an immense amount of pressure that just won’t let up. Many suffer this excruciating pain often, and whether this happens to you every week or a few times a year, there’s a good chance Botox could help eliminate a major portion of your suffering.
Botox binds to these cramping muscles and causes the muscle fibers to release the contraction and therefore release the tension. The Botox protein binds to the muscle fibers and stays bound until the protein is inactive, which takes an average of about 3-4 months. The result is that your muscles behave normally during that time, and you live without the vise grips surrounding your head and neck. We routinely help our patients reduce and eliminate discomfort from TMD, migraines, and headaches. Some of our patients are now headache free after decades of suffering. They get more enjoyment out of life, and it’s a pleasure for us to play a part in that. Even if your migraines or headaches are more complex and involve more than just your muscles, Botox can eliminate the portion of your pain that comes from these muscles and might offer you relief from your suffering.