How BOTOX® Treats TMJ & Jaw Tension
Jaw tension and TMJ cause significant pain and discomfort in facial muscles, making them sore and creating a constant source of stress for the patient.
BOTOX® has proven to relieve these symptoms for a majority of jaw tension and TMJ patients. The relief is quite significant in most of these cases. For instance, many patients develop a lockjaw situation when they are in a lot of stress due to their jaw tension or TMJ problems. BOTOX® has proven to effectively minimize severe lockjaw for these patients.
Dr. Skoulas, who has years of clinical experience as a general and cosmetic dentist in San Francisco, CA, is among those skilled professionals who have mastered the BOTOX® treatment and believe it can be very beneficial to many of their patients. This is because the method does not involve surgery, which is the conventional method for treating TMJ and jaw tension.
The whole process takes one session – or more – in Dr. Skoulas’s office with no need for hospital stay or sedation during the procedure. In the comfortable and friendly environment of Dr. Skoulas’s office, the procedure feels like another regular visit to the dentist’s.
The injections administered with BOTOX® for TMJ target affected facial muscles, and the substance builds up resistance against the tension. Most patients going through BOTOX® treatment for TMJ or jaw tension start feeling relief from the very next day while some others feel a noticeable change within a week.