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Botox® Injections for TMJ In NYC

Help alleviate TMJ symptoms with Botox injections from Dr. Nojan. 

Botox can be used to relieve pain and muscle spasms associated with TMJ. Botox works by temporarily relaxing the muscles in the jaw, which can help reduce pain and improve function. Botox is a neurotoxin protein commonly administered injection. According to several studies, it may actually help treat and alleviate symptoms caused by TMJ disorder. Some of the symptoms of TMJ that Botox could help treat include:

  • Tension of the jaw

  • Headaches

  • Lockjaw

  • Facial asymmetry

A 2012 study by NCBI found that Botox could decrease pain and even increase jaw movement after treatment. Since TMJ is known to sometimes limit mouth movement, Botox may provide relief from this TMJ symptom.

If you can’t open your mouth fully because of your TMJ or see that one side of your jaw/lower face is larger than the other because of your TMJ, then you may be a candidate for Botox injections in NYC from Dr. Nojan Bakhtiari. These injections are administered by the doctor in areas in and around the jaw as determined through various methods.

Occasionally, trigger point injections will require botox© for longer-lasting relief. Botox is a neurotoxin that acts against the taut muscle fibers by weakening their contracted state (Soares, 2014), and also modifies the transmission of pain by nerves. Ultimately, botox relaxes the trigger point, consequently suspending the stimulation of pain receptors and reduces any associated referred pain, such as headaches and TMJ.

References: Soares, Adriana and et al. “Botulinum toxin for Myofascial Pain Syndrome in Adults.” The Cochrane Collaboration Library Issue 7 (2014).

If you are interested in Botox for TMJ in New York City, please give our office a call or schedule an appointment here!