While most people know Botox as an inexpensive, fast, and painless way to remove wrinkles. Botox has also been very successful at treating headaches and migraines and TMJ Symptoms. Headaches and migraines are often associated with TMJ. When people clench or grind their teeth at night it can be with six times our normal biting force. When you do that all night long it becomes quite a workout for all of those chewing muscles. Muscles that do the same motion over and over get stronger and develop muscle memory. We see the same effect on muscles when people lift weights. This often leads to headaches and tired or painful muscle in the head and sometimes the neck.
Botox is injected directly into the muscles that are used to clench and grind the jaw. Botox will decrease the amount of force the muscle can clench and grind with. Also, it will erase the muscle memory decreasing or eliminating the muscles desire to clench and grind. Botox therapy is individualized to your needs based on the amount and frequency that is best for you.