Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) and Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) issues can be more than just a pain in the jaw; they can impact your overall quality of life. At our Newstead dental clinic, we’re exploring innovative ways to provide relief, including the use of facial injectables. Let’s delve into how these treatments may offer a solution for TMD and TMJ discomfort. 

Understanding TMD and TMJ: 

TMD and TMJ disorders refer to a range of conditions affecting the jaw joint and surrounding muscles. Symptoms can include: 

  • Jaw pain and stiffness 
  • Clicking or popping sounds when moving the jaw 
  • Limited movement or locking of the jaw 
  • Headaches and earaches 

Facial Injectables for TMD and TMJ: 

Traditionally associated with cosmetic procedures, facial injectables like Botox are now being recognized for their therapeutic benefits in managing TMD and TMJ disorders. Here’s how they work: 

  1. Muscle Relaxation: Botox is injected into specific jaw muscles, causing them to relax and reduce the tension and pain associated with TMD and TMJ. 
  1. Pain Relief: By relaxing the muscles, Botox can alleviate the chronic pain and discomfort that comes with these disorders. 
  1. Improved Jaw Function: Reduced muscle tension can lead to improved jaw movement and function. 

The Treatment Process: 

The treatment process is straightforward and minimally invasive: 

  1. Consultation: Our dental team will assess your symptoms and determine if facial injectables are a suitable treatment option for you. 
  1. Injection: If suitable, small amounts of Botox are carefully injected into the targeted jaw muscles. 
  1. Follow-Up: We’ll schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and make any necessary adjustments. 

Benefits of Using Facial Injectables for TMD and TMJ: 

  • Non-Surgical: A non-invasive alternative to surgical interventions. 
  • Quick Procedure: The treatment can be completed in just one visit. 
  • Minimal Downtime: Most patients can resume their normal activities immediately after the procedure. 

Risks or Side Effects: 

Adverse effects are usually mild and transient in the injection areas. The most common substantive complication is excessive or unwanted weakness, and this resolves as the action of the toxin is lost. 


At our Newstead dental clinic, we understand the impact TMD and TMJ disorders can have on your life. That’s why we’re committed to providing innovative treatments to help relieve your discomfort and improve your jaw function. If you’re struggling with TMD or TMJ issues, contact us to discuss facial injectables with your dentist.