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Botox for TMJ Pain
Nonsurgical option for TMJ pain
Excruciating pain from TMJ pain can be addressed by Botox treatment. Botox works by relaxing muscles. TMJ pain is often caused by muscular spasm and pain that results from the the surrounding muscles trying to compensate for the abnormal anatomy or movement around the TMJ joint.
Botox treatment is able to decrease and often eliminate TMJ associated pain for up to 6 months at a time by relaxing the surrounding muscles.
Botox has the ability to relax the myofascial pain associated with an abnormal TMJ joint. There are many muscles that affect the TMJ joint including the masseter, the temporalis, and the medial and lateral pterygoid muscles. These muscles normally assist in the opening and closing of the jaw.
Abnormal TMJ anatomy including arthritis or joint displacement can cause the muscles that affect the joint to spasm and cause pain. Relaxing these muscles has the affect of calming the area down and provides a smoother gliding action around the TMJ joint.
Botox is directly injected into the muscles surrounding the TMJ joint. The procedure will take no more than a few minutes.
Spastic muscles cause pain. Botox can be injected directly into the spastic muscles around the TMJ joint to relief any associated pain.
Botox for TMJ pain typically lasts for about 4-6 glorious months. In contrast, botox for cosmetic purposes will typically last only 3-4 months.
- There is no down-time. Patients can immediately return to work
- Botox takes 3-5 days to begin to work
- Botox does not reach maximum effect for about 2 weeks
- Botox lasts for about 4-6 months
- Patients who prepay every 6 months are offered a discount
As with any surgery, there are associated risks. Only you can decide whether a platysmaplasty can achieve your goals and whether the recovery and risk profile are acceptable to you. Complications are rare.
- Asymmetry (unevenness between two sides)
- Alergic reaction
Unsatisfactory results that may require additional injections. Patients will generally be responsible for any associated fees
We charge botox by the units used. On average, TMJ joint requires about 25-39 units. See the price card below.
- Horizontal forehead lines
- Vertical glabellar lines between the brows
- Crow’s feet lines
- Neck vertical bands
- Horizontal line below the nose
- Vertical lines around the lips
- Relieve tension and some migraine headaches
- Relieve the pain from TMJ
- Lift the corners of the lip
- Provide a mild facelift
- Lift the lateral brow
- Reduce muscle spasms
According to Allergan, the manufacturer of Botox,
Botox will last an average of 3 to 4 months but will last up to 6 months for TMJ pain
$14 / unit
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Botox for TMJ in Northern Virginia
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