Therapeutic Botox FOR TMJ

Why Botox® in Dentistry?

Overactive muscles in the face can cause extreme tension and lead to unwanted TMJ facial pain. Without realizing it, you may be constantly contracting small facial muscles leading to extreme tension. Staring at a computer screen all day for example may lead to tension headaches between the eyes. Clenching during the day or night may lead to headaches on the sides of the head or jaw problems. Botox® can be used to reduce the activity in those muscles which reduces tension and pain.

Will Botox® help my clenching and/or grinding?

Botox® is one of the most effective treatments for Bruxism (teeth wear related to clenching and/or grinding). Nightguards are a great first line of defense when it comes to teeth wear, however, sometimes that is not enough!  Botox® is an excellent treatment for bruxism because it weakens the muscles enough to prevent the grinding, but not enough to interfere with everyday functions like chewing and speaking. This leads to a significant reduction in wear to your teeth. Most patients also experience much less tension when they wake up and feel much better throughout the day. A lot of patients experience migraine relief when they receive Botox® treatment. 

Experience Matters!

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Dr. Robbins has undergone extensive training and continuing education with the American Academy of Facial Esthetics in order to provide this treatment and relief to our Houston area patients.  

Ready to eliminate facial muscle pain and reduce headaches, clenching and grinding?  Contact us today to schedule a complimentary botox consultation to see if Botox® can provide relief for you!

Ready to eliminate facial muscle pain? We are here to help!

For more information about Therapeutic Botox® or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Heathers, call our office in Houston, TX at The Dentists at Houston Westchase Phone Number 832-830-8226 or