Our board-certified dermatologists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego use Botox to treat a number of medical conditions. TMJ, or temporomandibular joint disorder, is a condition that can cause a significant amount of pain in a person’s jaw and impact quality of life. TMJ can be treated, and it’s painful symptoms lessened, with Botox injections from the experts at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology.
What is TMJ Disorder?
Temporomandibular joint disorder is when a person’s TMJ is not functioning properly and is causing pain and other side effects. Often, it is hard to determine what exactly causes one’s TMJ disorder. Sometimes patients experience TMJ problems due to arthritis or an injury to the jaw, or they may develop it from years of clenching the jaw and grinding their teeth.
The temporomandibular joint is what connects your jawbone to the skull. When this joint and the connected muscle are impaired, patients experience pain in the jaw and face and can suffer from a number of other symptoms including, but not limited to:
- Jaw pain
- Difficulty chewing
- Facial pain
- TMJ locking
Patients suffering from the painful symptoms of TMJ disorder may benefit from Botox treatment.
Botox for TMJ Disorder
Botox is injected into particular muscles to stop the muscle from contracting. This can be particularly helpful in cases of TMJ treatment. The Botox, when injected by an expert, can stop the transmission of neural signals telling the muscle in the jaw, the masseter muscle, to contract, thus relaxing the tense, hyperactive muscles and relieving pain. Although Botox injection results are temporary, they generally last several months and can be repeated as necessary when symptoms start to return.
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Botox for TMJ Frequently Asked Questions
If you are suffering from TMJ disorder, our board-certified dermatologists and Botox experts at Cosmetic Laser Dermatolgoy want to make sure you get the treatment you need. They have compiled the answers to many frequently asked questions to help you decide if Botox for TMJ treatment is right for you.
Q: Who should perform a Botox for TMJ procedure?
A: Botox should always be injected by an experienced, board-certified doctor with specialized training in Botox. The board-certified dermatologists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego are highly experienced in Botox and other injectable treatments with a long track record of Botox success.
Q: Are Botox injections painful?
A: Botox injections typically do not cause pain. Patients who are concerned about feeling the injection, however, can let the doctor know prior to the procedure and a topical numbing agent can be applied.
Q: What is the recovery like after a Botox injection?
A: There is no recovery time after a Botox injection! Most patients return to their usual activities right away. There may be some redness, swelling, or bruising around the injection sight, but this does not generally last more than just a few days.
Contact the Botox for TMJ Specialists in San Diego
If you are like the many Americans suffering from the painful side effects of TMJ disorder, contact the San Diego Botox experts to discuss the possibility of Botox injections to reduce the pain caused by the condition. Call Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego at (858) 365-3620 today to schedule a consultation!
To learn more about Botox for TMJ disorder, contact our San Diego office today.