What is TMJ Disorder and How Can Botox Injections Help to Relieve the Associated Symptoms

Discussion with Matt Mehrassa, RN

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is located on either side of your face where the jawbone meets the skull. It is involved in many movements we do on a daily basis such as chewing, swallowing, and talking. In many cases, when this joint is overused it can be the cause of severe pain and tension headaches. The majority of people who suffer from TMJ disorders are not even aware of the action that is causing them pain. Teeth clenching and grinding are two actions, often done unconsciously, that can worsen the symptoms of TMJ disorders and leave you with a tension headache at the end of the day.

Botox Injecton Area for TMJ

Bulky muscle mass or “square” face are also common in people who clench and/or grind their teeth on a regular basis. Botulism protein can soften the bulky muscle mass of the face and, in many cases, help reshape the musculature of the jawline.

These injections can be a fast and effective treatment for patients with enlarged muscle mass on their jawline or for those patients suffering from TMJ disorders and tension headaches, thus improving their quality of life.

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