Botox may treat symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorders. This treatment has been known to help when other options are not working. It has been shown to help relieve symptoms, but more research is needed is needed to understand the full range of benefits. Botox can help treat jaw pain, headaches, and reduced range of movement.
Botox for TMJ disorder is an in-office procedure. There are at least three visits for treatment that typically can take up to 30 minutes. These visits are spread out over several months. Reduced pain may be felt a day or two after, but effects are not at peak for two or three weeks.
AFTER BOTOX INJECTIONS
These directions help keep the Botox in place and not spreading to other muscles.
Most regular activities can return to normal same day.
SIDE EFFECTS & EFFICACY OF BOTOX INJECTIONS
Side effects of Botox for TMJ treatment are:
If you haven’t responded to other treatment methods or don’t want an invasive procedure getting
Botox injections may provide you with the relief you need.
Source: Scaccia, A. (2018) Botox for TMJ: Cost, side effects, efficacy, and more, Healthline. Healthline Media. Available at: https://www.healthline.com/health/botox-for-tmj (Accessed: November 29, 2022).