The temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, acts as a hinge that connects the skull to the jawbone. Unfortunately, many people will experience TMJ pain at some point in their lives. While there is no known exact cause, there are some factors that can trigger symptoms, such as clenching teeth, a jaw injury, arthritis, and some connective tissue diseases. The great news is we can limit this pain with BOTOX® treatment at our Conroe, TX, office.
TMJ pain is usually classified as a temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD. When the muscles and ligaments around the jaw become inflamed, preventing the TMJ from working properly. Some of the most common symptoms surrounding this disorder include:
Before turning to BOTOX®, you might want to consider some milder treatment options, such as ice, rest, or a mouthguard. However, for those experiencing constant pain, BOTOX® can seem like a lifesaver. While it is often known as a great cosmetic treatment for anti-aging, this injection can temporarily relax your muscles in a way that reduces pain.
If you’ve had enough of that annoying TMJ pain, Dr. Stephen Barker is here to help. Give our team a call today to schedule a consultation for BOTOX®, and we’ll be happy to help you come to a conclusion that best fits your needs.