Botox is often used for the relief of temporo-mandibular joint pain (also known as TMJ ) and tension.
When Botox is used to treat TMJ it is injected into the facial muscles around the jaw, usually the temporo-mandibular muscle.
Botox treatments can often alleviate the headaches and jaw pain which are side-effect from teeth grinding and/or jaw tension.
Botox for TMJ often relieves the associated pressure and tension by temporarily disallowing the muscle from making this tension associated movement.
No other area of the body is affected when administering Botox for TMJ, as it is only injected into the specific muscles that cause the TMJ.
The TMJ sufferer will generally feel great relief within 10-14 days once the Botox has completely taken effect.
As with all Botox injections, the results are not permanent and last an average of 4-6 months at which time may be repeated.
Dr. David Ellis at Lasting Looks Anti Aging and Laser Clinic in Toronto is an expert at treating TMJ with Botox.