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Treatment For TMJ with Botox – McKinney, TX

Jaw Pain or Muscle Spasms? We Can Help!

Most people associate Botox with a beauty-enhancing product that eliminates wrinkles and fine lines in the skin. While it can be used for this purpose, Botox also does an incredible job at temporarily blocking nerve cell signals from reaching your muscles and also reduces abnormal muscle contractions.

Botox injections have been administered in dentists’ offices throughout the US for many years now. If you suffer from TMJ disorder, continue reading to see how our dentist in McKinney, TX can use Botox treatment to help relieve TMJ pain and help you feel your absolute best!

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Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)

The temporomandibular joint is located on the opposite sides of your head, right in front of your ears. Your lower jawbone and your skull are connected by the TMJs, which aid in speech and chewing. The temporomandibular joints combine a sliding action and hinge action. The joint's parts are covered in cartilage. A small shock-absorbing disk separates the two. This keeps the movement of the bones smooth.

The temporomandibular joint is located on the opposite sides of your head, right in front of your ears. Your lower jawbone and your skull are connected by the TMJs, which aid in speech and chewing. The temporomandibular joints combine a sliding action and hinge action. The joint's parts are covered in cartilage. A small shock-absorbing disk separates the two. This keeps the movement of the bones smooth.

What Causes TMJ?

FoTMJ disorders can often be difficult to diagnose. The cause of your pain could be genetics, arthritis, jaw injury, or both. People with jaw pain may also clench their teeth or grind them (bruxism). However, many people routinely clench their teeth or grind their teeth and do not develop TMJ disorders.

TMJ occurs when:

  • The disk moves or erodes from its correct alignment.
  • Arthritis can cause damage to the joint's cartilage.
  • A blow or impact causes damage to the joint.

It should be noted that the cause of TMJ will differ from person to person and can only be determined after a consultation at our dental office in McKinney, TX.

Symptoms of TMJ Disorder

If you are wondering whether you need treatment for TMJ, here are the most common symptoms to look out for before seeking botox treatment:

  • Tenderness or pain in your jaw.
  • Pain in your face or temporomandibular joints.
  • You often feel a burning sensation in your ears.
  • Tight chewing, difficulty chewing, or pain when chewing.
  • Locking of your joint makes it difficult to open and close the mouth.

Treating TMJ disorder with Botox

As mentioned, Botox, which is primarily used to treat cosmetic wrinkles, can also be used for other medical purposes such as treating TMJ disorder. Botox has been FDA approved to treat migraines, hyperhidrosis (excessive shivering), and other conditions. Botox A is a neuromodulator. This uses botulinum toxin type A in order to block nerve signaling from the brain to relax muscles that are overactive and to prevent certain movements. This is why Botox is such an effective treatment for TMJ disorder symptoms. Botox is a viable treatment for TMJ disorder symptoms. It works by disengaging certain jaw muscles and reducing tension.

TMJ Treatment with Botox in McKinney, TX

Botox is just one of many ways Dr. Jaiswal (The No Anxiety Dentist™) can help to treat TMJ disorders. Dr. Jaiswal will examine the root cause of your TMJ disorder and help you to relieve it. Dr. Jaiswal can help you with jaw alignment, malocclusion, or jaw asymmetries. Dr. Jaiswal is passionate about whole health and advanced dental care. Your smile is worth it!