Will Botox Help With My TMJ Problem?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have had TMJ problems for years and have had just about everything under the sun to treat the condition with no success. I read Botox might be a solution to the symptoms. What type of success have you had in this area and should I come in for consult?

A: When it comes to the term ‘TMJ’,  that is a highly variable and diverse term. I would need to know specifically what are your exact symptoms. Botox may be able to help with certain masticatory problems that are primarily muscular in origin. But true intracapsular joint issues require other treatments than muscle modulation.

Dr. Barry Eppley