Botox for TMJ Disorders

Do you suffer from chronic headaches? Though it may seem unconventional, Botox and dermal fillers can be used to treat temporomandibular joint disorders, also known as TMJ. TMJ can cause jaw pain and earaches as well as facial, back and neck pain. Dr. Raj Upadya is among the first dentists in the East Hanover area to be credentialed by the New Jersey Board of Dentistry to administer Botox and dermal filler injections. He is highly experienced in treating patients with Botox and fillers while ensuring that treatment is comfortable and designed to produce natural-looking results. Dr. Upadya can treat patients with Botox in just one visit to our East Hanover, NJ office. If you are interested in Botox or dermal fillers, call (973) 287-3153 for a complimentary consultation.

TMJ and Botox  in East Hanover, NJ

Treatment with Botox

Botox has been FDA approved for over 20 years to temporarily treat wrinkles. Botox works by relaxing the muscles around the eyes and in the forehead and reduces wrinkles and fills out the skin. Because Botox is able to relax the targeted muscle area, temporarily relieving jaw tightness and other symptoms associated with TMJ with strategically placed Botox injections. Most injectable treatments provide results that last anywhere from 3 to 12 months or longer. The effects can typically be maintained with follow-up treatments.

Dr. Upadya offers Botox Cosmetic and the dermal fillers Restylane and Juvederm. After an initial consultation, Dr. Upadya will recommend which is best suited to your cosmetic goals or health needs. Dr. Upadya will clean the area to be treated and apply a mild topical numbing agent if desired to ensure your comfort. The injections are quick and relatively painless. After treatment patients can return immediately to their normal routine, typically experiencing only mild redness or sensitivity at the injection site for a couple of hours.

Request an Appointment Today

Call the Metropolitan Center for Complete Dentistry for TMJ treatment today at (973) 287-3153. You can request a consultation with Dr. Upadya online. As a dentist, Dr. Upadya understands the muscular structure of the jaw and how it relates to the bite. This in depth knowledge enables him to offer this type of treatment to bring relief to patients who have either exhausted traditional options or need time to explore them.