TMD Treatment with BOTOX®
Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorder – “TMD” — can cause significant, widespread discomfort. BOTOX® treatment to relax muscle tension may be the solution if other TMD treatments have failed. BOTOX treatment has helped many who suffer from TMD related headaches, jaw muscle pain, and other severe symptoms of TMD.
Drs. Nilash and Nitash Patel of Serenity Dental in Lutz and Wesley Chapel, FL, have expertise in comprehensive diagnosis and the full range of TMJ/TMD treatments. A number of factors may be involved in your TMD, and BOTOX® injection may not be the most appropriate course of treatment for you. If either of the Doctors Patel suggest BOTOX injection can be tried to alleviate your symptoms, be assured that it is a safe treatment that will prevent the temporomandibular muscles from engaging in powerful subconscious clenching and grinding. Muscle tenderness will start to disappear almost immediately.
Within 48 hours of injection, most sufferers of severe TMD pain are relieved of headaches and jaw pain. For some patients, pain continues to subside over a period of a week.
Dr. Nilash Patel and Dr. Nitash Patel understand the pharmacology and possible side effects of BOTOX® treatment and will review your medical history before recommending it. BOTOX injection treatments should be avoided during pregnancy and lactation. Our dentists will be happy to discuss the minimal risks associated with BOTOX® treatment and ascertain if you will benefit from this treatment as an alternative or in addition to other therapies for TMJ muscle pain.