A diagnosis of TMD, or temporomandibular joint disorder, may leave you wondering how to address the symptoms of this condition. At Mark H Wright DDS of Colorado Springs, Colorado, we can evaluate your smile and talk to you about the bothersome symptoms that can develop, allowing you to take control of your TMD and enjoy a better quality of life. Patients struggling with chronic tension headaches and migraines from their TMJ disorder may want to ask about treatment with Botox injections.
Dr. Mark H. Wright is pleased to offer Botox injections to address tension headaches and chronic migraines, which can occur alongside TMD. This treatment works by temporarily paralyzing specific muscles of the face, head, and neck, which can reduce clenching associated with TMJ disorder. Botox injections are also used to relax muscles in order to reduce muscle tension around the joint, allowing for more comfortable jaw movements.
These treatments only require a few minutes in Dr. Mark H. Wright’s office, and patients often enjoy reduced headache pain within just a few days after their appointment. Patients may need multiple sessions over time to maintain their results, but this can be discussed at the initial consultation with our team. The frequency of these treatments depends on your individual needs and lifestyle to ensure you get lasting relief from your symptoms throughout your day-to-day life.
Treatment with Botox may be a lifelong solution for patients with TMJ disorder. Patients can also talk to their dentist about the possibility of oral appliance therapy or surgery to address their disorder on a more long-term and permanent basis.
If you have been recently diagnosed with temporomandibular joint disorder or suffer from coexisting problems such as bruxism and migraines, Dr. Mark H. Wright may be able to assist with the use of Botox injections.