The Impact of Botox Injections for TMJ Disorder

When you first think of Botox, your mind probably immediately thinks of the ways it can help reduce the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and folds from repetitive muscle contractions and old age. Botox has built its reputation as the go-to treatment for anti-aging solutions, making it one of the most popular procedures performed in the United States.

However, Botox is a medical treatment with therapeutic applications and is used to relieve pain and discomfort every day. More than just a cosmetic tool used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, Botox in just the right place helps to release jaw tension and alleviate discomfort and pain caused by TMJ disorder. Botox treatment for TMJ disorder is a nonsurgical, outpatient procedure. Your healthcare provider can perform it right in their office. Each treatment session typically takes 10-30 minutes.

A TMJ disorder can cause pain or tenderness anywhere in your jaw or face, making it hard to eat or speak. Botox can help in providing instant relief from this common disorder. Dr. Ruth Rojas is trained to treat facial muscles and bones in and around your mouth, providing painless treatments with minimal discomfort. Although Botox treatment for these conditions is presently experimental; evidence indicates that it can be extremely effective.

In some cases, TMJ is caused by a learned behavioral response, meaning, at one point, you picked up the habit of clenching your jaw subconsciously. Botox for TMJ is able to erase this memory by “resetting” the muscle and release the tension. In addition to relaxing muscles, Botox injections have an aesthetic effect. This can naturally slim the face and narrow the appearance of a wide jaw.

If you want to know more about this procedure or any other of our services, call Dr. Ruth Rojas office at 941-951-7711 to schedule a consultation.