Botox injections are often used to eliminate:
- jaw tension
- headaches due to teeth grinding
- lockjaw in cases of severe stress
Located on both sides of the head at the point where the jawbone meets the skull, the temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ) is used during talking, eating, swallowing, and other everyday activities. Botox is used to paralyze this muscle which causes relief.
The number of Botox injections for TMJ disorder will depend on the severity of your condition. Anywhere from 20 to 50 units may be injected on either side of your face into the: Jaw muscles. Temples.