I have TMJ and when I chew the pain is really bad, my ENT thinks I could benefit from the Botox Injections, however I tend to have allergic reactions to a lot of medications and am concerned about the Botox for this reason, I'd like to know other peoples experiences with it for TMJ...
Yes, Botox did help my TMJ. You can also get a special mouth piece to be worn at night as well as physical therapy exercises for your TMJ. I would have a special doctor who deals with Botox to give it to you. Allergic reactions are extremely rare with Botox. My doctor who has given them for over 25 years at a highly recognized university medical center, said that he has only seen 2 cases in all the years that he has given them and he gives a lot of them all the time. So I would not worry about an allergic reaction.
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