Pain in the joints and muscles around the jaw can significantly affect your quality of life. This pain, often referred to as TMJ disorder, can be caused by various factors, including stress, injury, misaligned teeth, or arthritis. It’s usually accompanied by frequent migraines, sore or tight jaws, and ear pain or ringing. In some severe cases, TMJ disorder can cause limited mouth movement and even clicking or popping sounds. While traditional treatments such as jaw exercises, splints, and medication may alleviate the pain temporarily, Botox has emerged as a promising treatment option for TMJ. At David C. Wood Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we work with patients all the time to relieve their jaw or facial pain and discomfort using Botox. So, if you think this course of action might be right for you, let’s help you better understand the role of botox in treating TMJ disorders.