BOTOX Treatment for TMD in Midtown NYC
Botox® for Clenching and Grinding
Bruxism is a condition that causes clenching and/or grinding of teeth. This causes additional, unnecessarily stress on tooth surfaces and can lead to TMJ pain. Often, people with bruxism are unaware that they are clenching or grinding their teeth, especially if it happens during sleep.
Botox injections help prevent the involuntary muscle contractions which cause clenching and grinding of teeth. We offer Botox injections in our office as a means of therapeutic relief for clenching and grinding.
Botox® for Migraines
Botox® is also FDA-approved to treat chronic migraines in adults age 18 or over. When injected, it enters pain fibers that are involved in headaches, blocking the release of chemicals, and thus preventing the activation of pain networks in the brain. Botox® for treatment of migraines is most effective if you get headaches on 15 or more days a month.