Botox® for TMJ and Jaw Tension

woman with TMJ jaw pain in bed clutching the side of her jaw

When the jaw muscles are overworked and overactive due to excessive teeth clenching and grinding, patients often experience sharp TMJ pain and headaches. We offer botulinum toxin therapy to relax these muscles and put them to sleep for 3 months. Patients often experience a significant decrease and often complete relief from their jaw pain and headaches. This treatment may be used in conjunction with a night guard to help alleviate grinding and clenching by treating the root cause. The most common muscles treated are the Masseter, Temporalis, and sometimes the Trapezius. Treatment is a quick 15 minutes and you may choose from either Botox® or Xeomin®.