Botox for TMJ and Migraines

Botox Treatment for TMJ - Susie Shin DDS

Botox for TMJ and Migraines

Suffering from TMJ or Migraine?

Many people suffer from mild to moderate level of facial pain, whether it is from headaches, migraines, stress, their bite or TMJ dysfunction. Find out how Botox can effectively relieve TMJ Syndrome, migraine headaches and a wide range of facial pain symptoms.

What are some symptoms?

The disorder of dysfunction results in pain and impairment for many individuals. Symptoms include grinding, migraines, chronic headaches, earaches, facial pain, and damages to teeth.

Botox and trigger point injections in the head and neck muscles are very effective treatments for TMJ Syndrome, migraine, and facial pain.

What is involved in Botox?

If you have TMJ syndrome, headaches, or migraine pain and your healthcare professional determines you are a candidate for this treatment, your specific diagnosis and the severity of your condition will dictate how much Botox you will require.

Botox is injected into the affected head and neck muscles. Botox blocks nerve signals that cause muscle movements, essentially relaxing the muscles and reducing or eliminating facial pain.

Botox injections take only a few minutes and will remain effective for up to 3 months. Pain symptoms may return 3 months after your initial treatment. With a series of treatments, Botox can retrain your muscles to relax and you will notice your symptoms resolve for longer periods of time.

You will also notice your facial esthetics will considerably improve. Facial wrinkles will disappear following the treatment. The jaw may even slim down, creating a beautiful esthetic effect.

We will help you feel great and look great all in the same treatment!

The Facts

  • Botox treatment for TMJ typically takes just a few minutes depending on the number of injections needed.
  • Patients will begin to see results from their treatment with Botox within 3-5 days following the procedure.
  • The effects of treatment last for approximately 3 months.
  • After 2-3 treatments with Botox, many patients lose the habit which accompanies the repetitive grinding or clenching.
  • The use of Botox is very safe. However, as with any medical procedure there are possible risks and side effects to be aware of when using Botox for TMJ treatment.


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