TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders cause a wide array of symptoms, and different patients may have completely different symptoms.
Dr. Estep has success using Botox to alleviate TMJ symptoms for many of her patients.
The pain and discomfort caused by TMJ dysfunction can be debilitating and interfere with normal life activities. The muscles of the jaw and temples can be a major source of the pain, and the muscles can be overactive and hypertrophied causing clenching/grinding. Botox works by relaxing these muscles, reducing their ability to over-clench, and alleviating the muscle pain and discomfort. For many patients, Botox treatment relieves the symptoms altogether. For others, Botox treatment can offer patients the comfort they need to live normally.
If you are already Dr. Estep’s patient and it’s time for your Botox treatment, schedule a Returning Patient Botox for TMJ/TMD Appointment (45 min). If you are a new patient interested in Botox treatment for TMJ/TMD, schedule a New Patient Botox for TMJ/TMD Appointment (90 min).