BOTOX For TMJ Disorders

As many as 10 million Americans suffer from some type of TMJ, or temporomandibular joint, disorders, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. Some patients can manage TMJ disorder symptoms with painkillers and anti-inflammatory medications, but others may still experience breakthrough pain and loss of function. Here at Hermann Aesthetics & Wellness in St. Petersburg, we offer revolutionary BOTOX® injections as a treatment for TMJ disorders. BOTOX® has provided great relief to a patient’s resistance to traditional treatments for TMJ disorders.

What Is TMJ?

TMJ is the abbreviation for the temporomandibular joints. These joints connect your jaw to your skull on both sides of your head and controls your ability to open and close your mouth. These joints move constantly and may become stiff or painful with excessive exertion or due to physical abnormality.

What are TMJ Disorders?

TMJ disorders are a collection of conditions that cause pain, inflammation, and stiffness of one or both of the temporomandibular joints. Many medical professionals choose to abbreviate TMJ disorders as TMD or TMJD to make it easier to discern from the abbreviation for the joint itself, but the use of the TMJ to describe TMJ disorders is still common.

What Causes TMJ Disorders?

TMJ disorders can have varied causes, from arthritis to injury to bruxism (grinding the teeth at night). Your medical provider will work with you to discover the exact cause of your TMJ disorder symptoms.

TMJ Disorder Symptoms

Common symptoms of TMJ disorders:

  • Pain
  • Soreness
  • Aching
  • Tenderness
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Clicking sound when opening/closing the mouth

BOTOX® Injections for TMJ Disorders

BOTOX® is injected into the facial muscles (the masseter muscle, to be precise) to release the tension on the temporomandibular joints. This muscle controls your ability to chew and engages various facial expressions, so it is easily overused.

BOTOX® works quickly to reduce TMJ disorder symptoms by preventing the engagement of the masseter muscle and, by association, relieving pain and pressure in the temporomandibular joints. Most patients experience a significant reduction in jaw tension within just two weeks, and relief can last up to four months!

Beat TMJ Disorder with BOTOX® in St. Pete

If you’ve tried everything to ease your TMJ disorder symptoms with no luck, we have the answer. Our safe and effective BOTOX® injections for TMJ disorders can restore function while giving you some much-needed relief from pain, soreness, and inflammation. Plus, we allow you to save some cash by combining your TMJ disorder treatment session with an anti-aging session, giving you double the benefits in just one visit! For more information, call Hermann Aesthetics & Wellness in St. Petersburg at (727) 325-5428.