Botox® has been used for years as a muscle relaxant, smoothing skin and removing wrinkles. Botox® also can safely and easily be used to help decrease pain caused from temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). This oral problem can cause severe headaches. It occurs, primarily, in the muscles of the jaw but may also lead to pain in the temples and the back of the neck.
Many of our patients still suffer from TMJ pain even after conventional treatment with night guards, pain relievers, and massages. Dr. Berardi, himself, suffered from this pain for years and has been trained in Botox® therapy. He has received Botox® injections for these related muscle aches and has found tremendous relief in jaw and neck pain.
His personal experience led to an expertise unique to most dentists—and that draws some patients to our office for this procedure from several hours away.