Kathy’s Botox for TMJ Therapy—Jupiter, FL
Why Kathy Chose Juno Beach Smiles for Her TMJ Therapy
Why Kathy Needed Help
Millions of Americans experience constant pain and stiffness in their jaw due to TMJ disorder, and a large proportion tends to be women. TMJ disorder can cause a wide variety of unpleasant symptoms, like jaw pain, difficulty opening and closing the mouth, unconscious teeth grinding, and frequent headaches/migraines. Kathy, like many, had tried other treatments before to fix her TMJ pain, but nothing provided the lasting relief she was looking for. Thankfully, that changed after she met Dr. Keuning.
Why Kathy Got Botox for TMJ Therapy
While Botox is mostly known as a cosmetic treatment, it has long been used as a pain reliever as well. Botox helps eliminate wrinkles by limiting the unwanted movements of certain facial muscles, and it can help TMJ problems by doing the same for overactive or strained jaw muscles. With a few injections, Dr. Keuning was able to calm Kathy’s jaw muscles, which allowed them to relax, heal, and the pain simply went and stayed away.
Botox for TMJ Therapy FAQs
How can Botox help with TMJ problems?
Botox can be used to stop unwanted movements within the jaw muscles that lead to strain, pain, and tension throughout the face, head, and neck. It does this by inhibiting the movement of the primary muscles that are causing the discomfort while still allowing a patient to move their mouth and jaw freely.
How long does a Botox treatment take?
In most cases, it only takes about 10 minutes for Dr. Keuning to apply a topical anesthetic, inject the Botox where it’s needed, and then clean up. A patient will begin to experience relief within a day or two.
How long does relief from a Botox treatment last?
A patient should experience relief from their TMJ pain for a few months after getting Botox injections. Typically, Botox is used to provide immediate pain relief while our team tries to determine and fix the underlying cause of the issue, which may be a misaligned bite or nonfunctional jaw joint.