Botox for TMJ Los Angeles
TMJ disorder is a condition that is associated with jaw pain and dysfunction. It can be triggered by bruxism, malocclusions and other problems that affect the temporomandibular joint. If you have TMJ disorder, you may suffer from jaw clicking, locking, dysfunction, tenderness and pain. Dr. Peyman Ghasri, our Los Angeles Botox for TMJ expert, may be able to help.
Botox alleviates tight muscles and can relieve jaw tension in patients with TMJ disorders. Currently available evidence indicates that Botox can be extremely effective in alleviating teeth grinding, headaches associated with TMJ disorder and other bothersome symptoms associated with TMJ disorders. Dr. Ghasri, our expert in Botox for TMJ in Los Angeles, can evaluate you and your symptoms and help you decide if Botox is right for your needs.
Los Angeles Botox for TMJ
If Dr. Ghasri, our Los Angeles Botox for TMJ expert, determines that you are a candidate for Botox therapy, the Botox will be injected at specific points based on your symptoms. The procedure can usually be completed in about half an hour. The injections may be somewhat uncomfortable, but numbing agents can be used to alleviate your discomfort. After treatment, your muscles will immediately feel more relaxed, and the tenderness will be alleviated. Your symptoms will continue to improve over the next several days, and patients usually experience complete relief in about a week. Other treatments may be recommended to ensure lasting relief.
As with any treatment, there can be side effects, but Botox is minimally invasive, which means that most side effects or complications are mild and temporary. You may experience mild bruising, swelling, numbness or inflammation at the injection sites. You will generally be able to return to your normal activities immediately, but you may feel tired or drowsy after treatment. Dr. Ghasri, our expert in Botox for TMJ in Los Angeles, can help you consider the risks and benefits as you decide if Botox is right for you.
Contact our office today to learn more about Botox and other available treatment options for TMJ disorders or to schedule your consultation with Los Angeles dermatologist Dr. Peyman Ghasri.