Botox has increasingly become a popular treatment for those with TMJ. With the aim of decreasing swelling and pain, Botox provides the option of minimizing these symptoms.

 

But how often will Botox injections be needed to maintain those lower pain levels?

 

Let’s take a look.

 

The Lifespan of Botox For TMJ

 

Understanding TMJ

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders cause pain and discomfort in the jaw joint and the muscles that control the movement of the jaw. Symptoms can be as mild as tenderness in the jaw and as extreme as pain when chewing and aching facial pains.

 

Botox can be an incredibly useful treatment, as it serves to reduce tension in the muscles and nerves in the jaw. It also limits muscle function, therefore decreasing TMJ symptoms. This can therefore make daily life easier for those who suffer from TMJ.

 

The Procedure

It is common for at least three injections to be needed over the span of several months to ensure the effectiveness of the Botox. The severity of the TMJ will impact how many injections are required. Fortunately, each appointment is fairly quick, lasting between 10-30 minutes. 

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Botox will be injected into your forehead, temples, and jaw. Other areas may also be injected, depending on where the TMJ affects the body and the professional’s recommendations.

 

The Lifespan

Patients who get Botox to treat TMJ can typically expect the effects to last three to five months. 

 

In that time, the benefits of Botox are generally noticed within a few days in the smaller muscles. The masseter muscle is much larger, so it may take a week or two before the effects of Botox come into play.

 

It must be noted that the FDA does not yet approve Botox injections with the intent of helping TMJ. However, there has been incredible success with treatments targeted at this disorder. Speaking with a professional can help you determine whether this is the right path for you!

 


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As with any type of medical procedure, there may be side effects of receiving your Botox injections. While most are not severe, it’s important to be mindful of your body following your botox experience.

 

We believe that having all the information in advance will give you peace of mind and feel more confident in your procedure. Therefore, we explain potential side effects and how long they may last.

 

Understanding the Side Effects of Botox

 

The types of side effects you may experience are dependent on the site of injection. 

 

If you get Botox around the eyes, you may notice your eyes are drooping slightly. Meanwhile, if you take Botox to treat an overactive bladder, you may discover some discomfort while urinating.

 

Botox is a common treatment for chronic migraines. The most common side effects in such cases are neck pain, headaches, muscle stiffness, muscle weakness, and pain or redness around the injection site.

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However, here are some general side effects:

 

Mild Side Effects

  • Fever
  • Muscle aches
  • Cough
  • Dry mouth
  • Headache
  • Injection site reactions, such as pain or bleeding
  • Sore throat

It’s important to note that these side effects should be temporary. They should last only a few days or weeks at most. However, if you notice your side effects persisting or worsening within that time, contact your doctor.

 

Serious Side Effects

  • Allergic reactions
  • Difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • Blurry/watery eyes
  • Pain and redness in the eye
  • Urinary retention

These side effects are less common. However, if you are experiencing one or more of these, it’s important not to wait and see if it gets better. Call your doctor immediately.

 

Botox is used to improve your life, so its side effects should not be greater than the benefits. Fortunately, most do not last long, but being sensitive to your body’s reaction is important. Don’t hesitate to contact a professional if you have any questions or concerns.

 


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