My dentist has tried various TMJ treatment with absolutely no success. I’m feeling desperate and have done some on my own research. I know you doctors hat that, but I really am desperate. I’ve heard botox can be useful in some TMJ cases. Is this accurate?
Amanda D. – Wisconsin
I’m sorry for your experience with your TMJ treatment. Let me ask you to check on your dentist’s qualifications for treating TMJ. Not all dentists have the necessary training and that might be why you’re not experiencing any success iwth your treatment. You may click here to read about some of Dr. Hadgis’ post-graduate training in neuromuscular dentistry to get an idea of what your looking for.
Regarding your Botox question, Botox can be used to relax the masseter and temporalis muscles. The Botox needs to be placed in several spots in the belly of the muscles and the results can be evident very shortly thereafter.
You’ll want to make sure the person administering the Botox understands neuromuscular dentistry.
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