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BOTOX® has been known to give people relief from TMJ pain. We inject it into the facial muscles that are afflicted with soreness and discomfort. It helps with not only the pain but also the jaw tension.
BOTOX® is very helpful for some of the other symptoms of TMJ. It is often very helpful for headaches, especially those caused by people grinding their teeth or clenching their jaws when they are stressed. It can also help with lockjaw too.
Though BOTOX® is very new and considered experimental, it can be very helpful and may be your best option when it comes to TMJ pain. We can perform the procedure in our office and you should notice improvement within one or two days, though full effect may take up to a week.