Botox for TMJ
September 29, 2023
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Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMD) is a condition, typically caused by contraction of the jaw and facial muscles, resulting in teeth grinding and clenching. Excessive use of the jaw and facial muscles can wear down the tempormandibular joint of the jaw, causing pain when chewing or biting, limited mouth opening, and clicking or popping when opening your mouth. Also, because the facial, jaw and neck muscles are continuously contracting, headaches, neck aches, and back aches are common with TMD. The consistent grinding or clenching of teeth that is caused by the muscle contraction may also result in wearing down the teeth, and even leads to chipping or fracturing of teeth.