Jaw Tension and TMJ

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BOTOX® is used as an alternative treatment for TMJ disorders and associated jaw tension and pain. TMJ dysfunction is also sometimes referred to as TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder). The temporomandibular joint is the part of the jaw that allows the mouth to open and close. It is also rooted to the rest of the skull by the ears. It is not yet known why TMJ dysfunction occurs, but doctors have found that grinding the teeth can contribute to its development.

When injected into facial muscles afflicted with soreness and discomfort, BOTOX® relieves TMJ and jaw tension for many patients. The injections often eliminate headaches resulting from teeth grinding, and, in cases of severe stress, BOTOX® can even minimize lock jaw. Although BOTOX® treatment for these conditions is presently experimental; evidence indicates that it can be extremely effective.

Pricing: Botox Temporomandibular Joint Injection - $10

**For TMJ and Hyperhidrosis, Botox is usually covered under 3rd party insurance.