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Botox® For TMJ

A R Periodontics is committed to providing the best treatments for the temporomandibular joint syndrome, also known as TMJ syndrome. This condition can be caused by tooth or jaw injuries, teeth grinding or clenching, gum chewing, misalignment of the teeth, and several other factors. It often results in severe tension and discomfort in the jaw, ear pain, and headaches.

If you are suffering from TMJ, our dermal filler specialist in Livingston, NJ is here to provide a solution that helps end your pain. One remedy involves injecting Botox® into the affected site. This serves to relax the tension and pain associated with TMJ, and it can also alleviate TMJ headaches.

How to Tell if You Have TMJ

One out of every 12 people in the U.S. suffers from TMJ disorder. Over 90% of those seeking treatment for TMJ are women in their childbearing years.

Signs of TMJ include:

  • Pain while chewing
  • Lockjaw
  • Tenderness or pain in your jaw
  • Aching facial pain
  • Difficulty opening your mouth
  • Pain in your TMJ joints
  • Difficulty chewing

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, consult with Dr. Alan right away to discuss possible treatment options.

Get Relief from Your Pain

You might be familiar with Botox® as a common solution for reducing wrinkles and restoring a youthful appearance. But did you know that this group of molecules can also be injected to block sweat glands, treat migraines, prohibit the action of some nerves, and relax muscle tension?

At A R Periodontics, our dentist uses Botox® and dermal fillers to treat TMJ syndrome. The product works by decreasing the movement and activity of overactive facial muscles and blocking the nerve signals so that you no longer feel pain. The treatment is non-invasive, fast-acting, and long-lasting.