Botox is an injectable neurotoxin that’s most commonly used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and facial folds. However, recently it’s also often used in the treatment of TMJ disorders. With its ability to relax targeted muscles, Botox can significantly relieve pain from tension and strain in the TMJ via the muscles surrounding it.
What Is TMJ?
TMJ stands for TemporoMandibularJoint. This joint is located where the jawbone abuts the bottom of our skull. Its purpose is to aid in the opening and closing of your lower jawbone. Often times, people have derangements in their joints that can sound like clicking or popping upon movement. TMJ disorders can be caused by a wide range of factors and typically lead to pain in the jaw. Read More