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Why use Botox for TMJ/TMD?

It is quite common in the US to see people suffering from problems in their jaw joints. The 2 main problems are popularly known as temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) or temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ). It is very uncomfortable and painful. Some doctors recommend the Botox treatment to ease discomfort. Botox is given in small doses which helps in alleviating some health problems and have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for a few disorders. Dental experts are still not sure about the effects of Botox in relieving TMD pain and apart from that, there are other risks as well which must be taken into consideration.

What are some benefits of using Botox?

TMD and TMJ can be uncomfortable and painful. For patients with TMJ, Botox is one treatment that can help. It can help relieve the tension that is associated with the pain. It can also restore normal facial expressions and provide immediate relief.