If you are suffering from TMJ or jaw pain, migraines or moderate to severe tension headaches, BOTOX is an effective non-surgical option for you. TMJ is often brought on by extreme stress, lack of sleep and causes a person to clench or grind their teeth, also known as bruxism. The constant clenching or grinding overworks the masseter and temporalis muscles of the face. BOTOX is directly injected into these muscles reducing the amount of force they exert and relieving the tension allowing the muscles to relax and heal. All BOTOX treatments last 3-4 months before additional treatment is necessary.
BOTOX for cosmetics temporarily reduces muscle movement to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles in the face. Functionally, BOTOX provides the same effect for the temporalis and masseter muscles around the temples and lower jaw. Temporarily weakening these muscles reduces the amount of force they can exert, protecting the teeth from the destructive effects of chronic bruxism and relieving the muscles so they can rest and heal. BOTOX injected directly into these overactive jaw muscles can effectively relieve jaw pain, bruxism, and headaches and lasts 3-4 months before additional treatment may be necessary.
Our board-certified oral surgeons are clinically trained in cutting-edge techniques that enable him to provide treatment outside the scope of all other specialists in orofacial surgery. Having trained alongside craniofacial and cosmetic surgeons, they bring a unique and innovative skillset to his Seattle, WA practice. With extensive experience in both functional treatment of TMJ disorder and BOTOX therapeutic injections, he is an expert in restoring health and function to your jaw with non-surgical treatment. Contact us today to speak with Dr. Epstein about the discomfort you are having. We can help.