When most people hear the word “Botox,” they automatically think of the skin-tightening procedure as purely cosmetic, however Botox can actually be a solution for TMJ. TMJ, which is the dysfunction of the the temporomandibular joint, affects millions of people every day, many of whom do not even realize they have the disorder. Myofacial TMD is a specific type that is associated with the pain from hyperfunctioning muscles from everyday activities, such as chewing. This can lead to chronic myositis, so it is critical to seek help right away. Some of the most common side effects of TMJ are sharp pains in the jaw, tension headaches, ringing in the ears, sensitive teeth, reduced ability to open the mouth, and clicking of the jaw. All of these symptoms make it difficult to do daily activities like eating or being able to concentrate at work. This is why it’s necessary to have your TMJ looked at right away.
If you are are suffering from a temporomandibular joint disorder and looking for a solution to help ease the pain, you are in luck. Dr George Georgaklis has had thousands happy patients who have had Botox injected specifically for their TMJ. The Botox has helped alleviate the daily pain that had been endured for years. He is truly an expert in using Botox to help minimize the pain from TMJ.
The way that it works is that Botox is injected into the specific pain-ridden areas of the face which helps to reduce the discomfort and tension in the face as well as the headaches that often go along with TMJ. The typical injection spots are the temporalis, frontalis and the masseter. Dr. George injects as few times as possible to get the patient the most relief.
This safe and effective procedure only lasts about thirty minutes so you’ll be able to get back to your daily life quickly with little downtime. The exciting part is that results are typically seen within just a couple of days, or up to a few weeks for some of the more severe cases.
If you have TMJ please call (858) 552-1223 to schedule your consultation with Dr. George today. Contact us today by calling 858.552.1223.