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St. Albert, AB

(780) 460-0000

BOTOX for TMJ Pain

The pain associated with temporomandibular joint disorder (or TMJ) can be wide-spread, long-lasting, and endlessly frustrating. Many patients simply resign themselves to the pain, but this is not your only option.

Otara Dental offers Botox® injections to help relieve the pain associated with TMJ.

Request an appointment to find out if Botox® treatments could help alleviate your TMJ symptoms.

What is TMJ?

TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint, which is also known as your jaw joint. However, this acronym is also sometimes used to refer to temporomandibular joint disorder.

TMJ disorder refers to any issues with the muscles, tissues, or bones in and around the jaw joint itself. It can develop from a number of sources, including injuries, joint diseases, muscle tension, or even teeth grinding or clenching.

Symptoms of TMJ

The symptoms of TMJ can include:

  • Jaw, ear, neck, or facial tenderness
  • Neck pain
  • Headaches
  • Clicking, popping, or grinding noises from the jaw
  • Locking jaw
  • Difficulty opening or closing the mouth

How Can Botox® Help With TMJ?

There’s lots of anecdotal evidence to indicate that Botox® can help reduce the severity and frequency of headaches caused by TMJ. Botox® contains a toxin called the Botulinum toxin which temporarily relaxes muscles while also reducing their sensitivity to pain. When injected into certain facial muscles, Botox® can help eliminate the strain and tension held in muscles surrounding the jaw.

Our Location

Located Northeast of Servus Credit Union Place in Campbell Business Park

Otara Dental

15 Carleton Dr #102
St. Albert AB, T8N 7K9

Contact Information

  • Monday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM*
  • Sunday: Closed
  • *select Saturdays from October-April. Please call for more information.

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