Is Botox a good treatment plan for TMD and a locked jaw?
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Botox for TMJ
Botox for TMJ and Lock Jaw
Botox for TMD and locked jaw
Greta, If some of your problem involves the pulling from muscles that are overused or have become dominant in one direction then Botox should help you. The good thing about Botox is that it involves a few seconds of injections and only lasts for months. Therefore it is certainly worth a try. I just treated a teenager who had visited four dentists and oral surgeons who could not treat her pain or find a good cause for it. We thought that since she was a tooth grinder and her pain seemed to be most intense at the TMJ that we would try Botox(actually we used Dysport). She is greatly improved. This treatment is noninvasive and worth a try.
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