Botox for TMD
posted: Aug. 31, 2021.
If you are experiencing persistent jaw pain, popping sounds, or lockjaw, you may have temporomandibular disorder, TMD.
TMD can be painful and hinder your ability to bite, chew, and even sleep, so it is important not to let the condition go untreated. Dr. Mehr Tucker can help you find relief from TMD with the use of Botox in Rockville, MD.
While you may think of Botox as solely a cosmetic implement for wrinkle reduction, it also offers pain relief for conditions like migraines and jaw problems. With Botox injections, you can alleviate jaw discomfort in as little as one week.
What causes TMD?
- Teeth grinding
- Bulging jaw joints
- Sleep apnea
- Weakened jaw muscles
- Loose teeth
- Gum problems
- Poor oral hygiene
- High stress levels
How can Botox relieve TMD?
Botox treatments at our Rockville, MD, office can alleviate jaw tension by stopping the muscles from moving in a fashion that leads to pains and aches. This helps prevent tension headaches, spasms, lockjaw, and grinding. Your dentist may advise pairing Botox injections with other treatments, such as jaw and neck stretches, implements to correct teeth alignment issues, stress reduction techniques, or medications.
During the procedure, Botox is injected into the muscles responsible for your pain, such as the jaw or temple. The treatment takes just minutes, and while you may experience some discomfort, redness, or swelling, any side effects should dissipate quickly.
You will experience relief from your TMD within a few days and see more profound results in a week or so. Treatments may need to be repeated to sustain the results. Your doctor can help you work out a schedule so there are no pauses in your relief.
Call the office of Dr. Tucker, at (301) 963-8900 to learn more about Botox treatments for TMD in Rockville, MD.