TMJ Botox Therapy

TMJ Botox Therapy

Here at Purchase Street Family Dental in Rye, New York we offer TMJ Botox therapy to help relieve the symptoms of TMJ. While the cause of TMJ is still under analysis by doctors and scientist, we know for a fact that our therapy here will help with the pain. Botox injections are used to relax the affected areas which will bring comfort to your mouth and remove headaches from the pressure and pain caused by TMJ. The TMJ Botox therapy is non surgical and treatment times can vary between visits. Our Botox treatment has set the bar with many successful cases for our patients suffering from this disorder. With us we can make difference.

TMJ Treatment: How it’s Done

First we will painlessly contract the muscles to determine the best site for injections. He will have you contract the muscle area to be treated so he can determine appropriate injection sites. Then once the area is numb we will inject the Botox treatment directly into the mussel.

Areas Affected by TMJ Botox Therapy

Areas outside the injection site will not be affected.The injections are mainly in the temporalis, frontalis and masseter (see picture below). We will treat TMJ according to where you feel pain and discomfort the most.

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How long is the Botox Treatment Procedure?

Normal treatments can last between 10 minutes to a half hour, but every patient is different and will be treated according to severity of TMJ.

Where will Botox treatment be administered?

Right here in our office one of our TMJ Botox Treatment specialists will administer the injections.

After the procedure you can continue your day as you normally would which includes driving and other daily functions.

Is the Botox Treatment Painful?

The only pain you will feel is from the injection site. Pain can be reduced by numbing the injection sits and by applying an anesthetic cream or by using Happy Gas.”

What to Expect After the Botox TMJ Treatment?

After treatment wrinkles will begin to disappear within 24-48 hours after injections. Wrinkles will continue to disappear as the week progresses.

Recovery from Botox Therapy for TMJ Treatment

After an injection you should not do anything strenuous which includes avoiding high volumes of physcal activity. This non-invasive non-surgical treatment will not affect your daily life, you can return to your regular daily activities almost immediately. Consult with one of us to confirm any limitations and to answer any questions you mat have

Common Side Effects from TMJ Botox Treatment
  • Headaches
  • Respiratory infection
  • Flu Syndrom
  • Temporary eye-lid droop
  • Nausea
  • Redness at spot of injection
  • Pain and/or discomfort
  • Muscle weakness
Call us at (914)921-5437 to have all of your questions answered by one of our professional team members, schedule an appointment with us today!