Botox for TMJ in NYC
Best Botox in NYC: Botox for TMJ
We’re all aware of the amazing cosmetic benefit of Botox. It’s list of medical applications are equally impressive, including relief from Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ or TMD). Wondering whether you are a good candidate for this type of treatment? Smooth Synergy is your go-to source for information on the best Botox in NYC. Here’s more on Botox for TMJ:
Benefits of Botox for TMJ
- Quick with no downtime
- Minimally-invasive alternative to surgery
- Can relax the jaw muscle (Masseter muscle), which controls the Temporomadibular Joint
- Can alleviate pain, soreness and discomfort along the jaw, head or neck
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Botox for TMJ FAQs
The temporomadibular joint connects the jaw bone to the skull. When it becomes overworked or misaligned, it can result in temporomandibular joint syndrome or disorder (often called TMJ or TMD). TMJ presents with a whole host of, often, chronic symptoms, including pain, soreness, discomfort, tension, jaw tightness, as well as difficulty chewing, yawning and/or opening and closing the mouth. What’s more the pain associated with TMD can occur at any point along the jawline and, even, radiate to surrounding tissue and muscles including the neck and head.
Botox is an off-label use for TMJ. It’s generally used as an adjunct to or when conventional therapies don’t provide relief. These include relaxation techniques, physical therapy and/or dental splints. Specifically, Botox may be warranted when TMJ is caused by overuse of the jaw muscles. By relaxing the muscle, Botox has the potential to alleviate the stress, tension and pain caused by overclenching the jaw. Additionally, it can help reduce headaches caused by teeth grinding or Bruxism.
The procedure for TMJ is very similar to other areas of the face. It’s a quick 10-20 minute procedure, which requires no incisions and makes use of super-fine needles. For TMJ, botox Injection points are directly into the Masseter muscle, which is responsible for controlling the joint.
Generally speaking, insurance does not cover treatment not approved by the FDA. However, calling your provider is the best way to figure out whether Botox for TMJ is covered by insurance.
Because the Masseter muscle is typically strong, it requires a larger amount of Botox to relax. That said, treatment plans vary on a case by case basis, as does their price.
In general, Botox is considered safe. Although, because the mouth area needs to remain mobile, it’s important to seek treatment from a reputable medical spa and a doctor with experience using injectables. This is the best way to avoid the risk of inhibiting important movement of the jaw muscle, including when eating and talking.
You’re most likely looking for one of the best Botox doctor in NYC. You’ve found him here! Smooth Synergy’s Medical Director, Dr. George Liakeas, has over 15 years experience administering injectables and holds the distinction of being an Allergan Platinum Provider. He’s not only a trusted medical physician, but has a keen eye for aesthetics. He has a knack for understanding the face and knowing where to place Botox and other injectables, in order to alleviate symtoms of TMJ. Call Smooth Synergy at 212-397-0111 to find out more about injectables including Botox, Dysport and Xeomin, as well as our comprehensive menu of skincare and beauty treatments.