TMJ or temporomandibular disorder causes pain in your jaw joints and the muscles that control jaw movement. TMJ disorders may be due to a jaw injury, arthritis, or even genetics. In addition, some people with TMJ disorders often grind or clench their teeth which is called bruxism. In most cases, the discomfort and pain of TMJ are temporary and can be fixed with nonsurgical treatments. One of the treatments you can use for TMJ and teeth grinding is Botox. Botox effectively prevents nerve cell signals from reaching your muscles. As a result, it reduces abnormal muscle contractions that cause TMJ.
TMJ/ Teeth Grinding
Botox – $13/unit
Where the jawbone joins with your skull is the temporomandibular joint. This joint is used for eating, talking, swallowing, and other activities that require jaw movement. When this joint becomes displaced or overworked because of excessive teeth grinding, you can suffer severe headaches and sharp pains in the jaw.