BOTOX® for TMJ

Quick Relief for Jaw Pain & Headaches

If you suffer severe pain from a TMJ disorder, Dr. Justin Elikofer, Dr. Rodney Holcombe, and Dr. Sara Sheffield provide special BOTOX® treatment to combat your symptoms. BOTOX is usually used to soften wrinkles in the face, though it can also be used to prevent discomfort by blocking pain signals from the nerves. If you suffer from a severe TMJ disorder, call our dentists at 813-972-9077 to schedule a consultation at Advanced Dental Associates and learn more about TMJ BOTOX treatments in Tampa.

Why Choose Advanced Dental Associates of Tampa Palms for Botox® for TMJ?

  • Fast Solution for Jaw Pain & Headaches
  • Botox® Cosmetic Also Available
  • Results Last for 4-6 Months

How Botox® Can Help with TMJ Pain

BOTOX® has been approved by the FDA for treatment of conditions other than the more commonly known cosmetic uses. BOTOX (botulinum toxin A) is a medication injected into various parts of the body to temporarily relieve symptoms of various conditions. While BOTOX is commonly known as a cosmetic treatment, new technology allows patients to be relieved of symptoms caused by:

  • Hyperhidrosis, also known as excessive sweating
  • Chronic migraines
  • TMJ disorders
  • Bruxism (grinding and clenching of teeth)

BOTOX works as a temporary solution to these conditions because when the medication is injected into your body, it temporarily blocks pain signals from the nerves to the muscles. BOTOX treatments are safe when performed by a certified BOTOX provider.

How Botox® for TMJ Works

The amount of BOTOX used for each patient varies based on muscle mass and the severity of the condition being treated. Injections are most often made around your jaw, neck or ears to soothe symptoms and pain. BOTOX involves no surgery, incisions or stitches, and is an outpatient procedure. Since BOTOX treatment is performed with a single needle, there are few, if any, marks left on your skin.