TMJ disorder is a widespread oral health concern, one that develops when the joints connecting your jaw and skull undergo excessive stress. The strain could be brought on by factors including missing teeth, injury, misalignment, untreated bruxism (teeth grinding), or complications with the growth of your smile. Patients suffer from painful symptoms including headaches, jaw and facial aches, or even a popping or clicking in the jaw. Lack of treatment could lead to issues opening and closing your mouth, and an increased risk of issues like bruxism. But we can offer a unique and minimally-invasive solution with Botox®!

How Botox® Treats TMJ Disorder

Botox® eases symptoms by reducing the inflammation in your jaw. Our team will inject Botox® or Dysport® into the strained portions of your jaw, and the medication then prevents muscle contractions from occurring. This eases symptoms and inflammation, allowing muscles to relax and easing symptoms related to TMJ disorder or bruxism. The total treatment time is often as little as 30 minutes, and the results can last for months. If needed, we can re-administer during your checkup visits. Along with improving your oral health, this can also help ease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

If you have any questions about how we diagnose TMJ disorder, or about treatment with Botox® or Dysport®, then please reach out to our team today.

Schedule a Consultation with Our Team Today

We can offer solutions for your strained and aching jaw joints, often with noninvasive treatments. To schedule an appointment or if you have questions, please call our office in San Diego, CA, at (619) 544-1745. We proudly serve the residents of San Diego and surrounding communities.