What is TMJ
TMJ, or Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome, is a condition characterized by jaw tension and pain. Typically caused by either teeth grinding or jaw clenching, this condition can cause headaches and lockjaw. TMJ is often confused with an earache because of the location of the joint, and severe cases can inhibit talking, chewing and swallowing.
The temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ) is located on both sides of the head where the jawbone meets the skull. This joint is used when talking, eating, swallowing, and other everyday activities. If the joint becomes displaced or is overworked because of teeth grinding, severe tension headaches or pain in the jaw may result.
Dr. Jonathan Abenaim is proud to offer his patients BOTOX® as a Treatment for TMJ and Jaw Tension .
Dr. Abenaim uses BOTOX® as an alternative treatment for TMJ (temporo-mandibular joint) disorders and associated jaw tension and pain. When injected into sore facial muscles BOTOX® relieves TMJ and jaw tension for many patients. The injections often eliminate headaches resulting from teeth grinding, and, in cases of severe stress, BOTOX® can even minimize lock jaw.
The BOTOX® alternative treatment for TMJ disorders and jaw tension is usually quick, straightforward, and effective. A non-surgical procedure, BOTOX® injections are administered in a doctor’s office, and treatment requires no hospital stay. Most patients experience noticeable improvement within one or two days of their first treatment, although relief can take up to a week.
Who is a Candidate for BOTOX® Alternative Jaw Treatment
BOTOX® appears to be a safe alternative to traditional treatment for most people who experience jaw tension or have a TMJ disorder. Nevertheless, during the initial consultation, Dr. Abenaim carefully review the patient’s medical history before beginning treatment. Patients must disclose whether they are using any medications, drugs, or other substances that could negatively interact with BOTOX® or report any allergies they have to avoid a possible negative reaction to BOTOX®. People with jaw tension or TMJ disorders who are not able to have BOTOX® injections will be advised to undergo a more traditional treatment.
Don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss BOTOX® as a Treatment for TMJ and Jaw Tension – we don’t charge for giving advice!