Using Botox® for TMD

Using Botox for TMD

Do you suffer from jaw pain, especially when biting or chewing? You may have TMD.

Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) are conditions characterized by pain in the joints and muscles in the jaw and surrounding areas. If TMD is not treated, you could be living with facial pain for years to come. It is important to get effective and professional treatment before your TMD worsens.

Causes of TMD

There are multiple possible causes of TMD. Some include:

  • Misaligned teeth
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Excessive gum chewing
  • Teeth grinding (bruxism)

There are also tell-tale symptoms of TMD to look out for before seeking treatment.

Symptoms of TMD

Look for the signs of TMD before consulting with the professionals at Hamilton Dental Designs. Some symptoms of TMD can include:

  • Jaw pain
  • Jaw tenderness
  • Migraines
  • Ear pain
  • Facial pain
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Joint locking

How can Botox® treat temporomandibular disorders and relieve jaw and facial pain?

Treating TMD with Botox®

At Hamilton Dental Designs, functional Botox® can be used to relieve the jaw and facial pain caused by TMD. Botox® can be injected into areas of jaw muscle to prevent them from contracting involuntarily. Treatment with Botox® can help alleviate migraines, jaw pain, and jaw soreness.

Botox treatments last for 3 months and can provide immediate relief from TMD symptoms. If you have tried everything for your TMD pain without effective results, talk to Dr. Jose Gil about Botox® treatment.

Schedule an Appointment

If you would like to treat pain caused by TMD, call Hamilton Dental Designs at (610) 421-4540. You can also schedule an appointment online with our Allentown PA dentist office.