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  1. Anyone with experience regarding Braces and TMJ
    ... completly dislocated 5 years down the road.....Had to have botox shots in my face 8 every 3 months to stop the cramping ... and had an orthotic and crowns and am know off the botox . My condyle did tear the discs when it dislocated...

  2. TL- how are you
    ... dislocation, and he did get me away from the 2 years of botox for facial cramping before he fixed my dislocation...
    ... assuming the shot in itself would be similar to the botox shot another neuro suggested I try - as long as its...
    ... first until they suggested I only treat this with botox - which to me didn't seem like a permanent solution...

  3. Holisitic Treatments?
    ... sufferers find relief through trigger point injections, botox treatment and nerve blocking injections although these...
    ... sufferers find relief through trigger point injections, botox treatment and nerve blocking injections although these...

  4. my first splint causing tmj tendonitis to flare up
    ... injections seemed to help temporarily - did you try botox injections - neuros often try that to help manage...
    ... injections seemed to help temporarily - did you try botox injections - neuros often try that to help manage...

  5. Severe TMJ
    ... this disc). Before operating, the surgeon injected Botox into my temples to try and loosen up those muscles ... was put under IV sedation when the surgeon injected Botox into my temples and masseters, cortisone into both ... dose of Neurontin. He also did an extensive series of Botox injections geared towards TMJ migraines and my TMJ...

  6. I have tmjd and it is worse than it was 2 months ago! help!
    ... one said myofacial pain syndrome and offered to do botox injections he thought would stop the spasms. I tried...

  7. Undiagnosed / tmj?
    ... does....but haven't heard of it. After years of Botox injections for pain I had my dislocated joint fixed ... would not pay for it. Even though I quit taken the botox injections which cost $3200 every three months for...

  8. why is it when i grind more i have more saliva the next day?
    ... results show low breathing levels. i am also getting botox for the bruxing this week for hopefully a temporary...
    ... Let me know if the botox works as I still clench even with the NTI and would...

  9. Uncontrollable jaw spasms
    ... treats myofacial pain. I have heard and read that botox sometimes can help with this - so you might want to...

  10. Should I stop wearing the splint?
    ... than not wearing. i just can't do a splint. getting botox next week to see if it will help so i can try my splint...

  11. NYC - TMJ and Botox
    ... Dr Uyanik suggested at one time that I let him try botox injections but I never went back after my consult...

  12. Is there anything I can do to stop bruxism?
    ... it. I'm tempted to go to my Neurologist and start botox to try and stop this. ANyone done anything like this...

  13. Trigger Point Injections for TMJ?
    ... instructions are also recommending going back for Botox injections, and I don't think I want them sticking ... any Botox in my face. I got the shots at 10:45 a.m. on Friday...
    ... am not sure I ever did. Several drs have suggested botox as well but I feel the same as you do - meds only...
    ... they'd do any harm; but they weren't as sure about Botox . I'd never heard of Tegretol, and had to look it ... am not sure I ever did. Several drs have suggested botox as well but I feel the same as you do - meds only...

  14. Arthroscopy - anyone had it? Did it help?
    ... this disc). Before operating, the surgeon injected Botox into my temples to try and loosen up those muscles ... was put under IV sedation when the surgeon injected Botox into my temples and masseters, cortisone into both ... dose of Neurontin. He also did an extensive series of Botox injections geared towards TMJ migraines and my TMJ...

  15. TMJ - After many Dr./ Dentists visits: BRACES???!!!
    ... Everhart was on for TMJ treatment and she received Botox into her jaw joints for TMJ. I guess it is a continuous ... it...anyone try it or hear of it? I have heard of Botox for migraines (shots into the temple and in between...
    ... Botox directly into the joints??? I have heard of having...
    ... 2 neuros I went to each recommended Botox injections but to the facial and neck muscles that ... the joint itself. Keep in mind the purpose of the botox injection is to temporarily paralyze the muscles ...
    ... I am going again tomorrow for my 3rd time getting botox in two years. The first time I went I got about 4...
    ... exactly which muscles? I'm thinking of trying the botox , but can't find a dentist to do it, so may have to...
    ... training or background. Going to a plastic surgeon for botox injections that has no training in tmj or myofacial...

  16. Good Botox Doc?
    ... myofacial pain disorders are best qualified to do the botox injections. Several dentists that suggested that I...

  17. Jaw hurts after singing or loud music, please help.
    ... the past 3 years i've had a bite guard fitted, had botox injections in my face muscles, had my jaw joint flushed...

  18. Tooth eruption with open bite

  19. need help please
    ... ago to remove both disc. I have tried various meds, botox and pressure point injections. None have worked and...
    ... let me know if I should go on Thurs for my 3 month botox shots. Have you had those. UGGGGG. Well, today ... 2nd day of school because I drive 4 hours for the botox and I go there and back in the same day. I will go...

  20. Please help; Seven years and no answers...
    ... only provide limited relief - you can try a form of botox injections which supposedly last 3 months and can...
    ... tried the injections which lasted less than a week and botox , which didn't help at all. The two success stories...
    ... better. I will be going to my neurologist to try the botox injections; I've only had a week of relief from the...
    ... better. I will be going to my neurologist to try the botox injections; I've only had a week of relief from the...

  21. Arthrocentesis - Steroid Injections...Help!
    ... room. He didn't use an steroids with me, but he used botox to relax the muscles, I don't think that's a steroid...
    ... I have tmjd - rt. jt out of place. Did you have botox in your TMJ? Sydney...

  22. Need someone to talk too about TMJ
    ... facial, jaw and neck pain also suggested a form of botox injections, again something other members have mentioned...

  23. boxerlover - any progress?
    ... have read that there are exercises to do for TMJD, botox treatments, and then lastly surgery....

  24. has anyone tried botox ??
    ... very last resort. Persuade your surgeon to give the botox a go before considering any surgery. Please bear in ... mind that Botox does not work for everybody, it did not work for me ... it. If your consultant is not willing to give the Botox a go ask to be refered to a Maxillofacial consultant...
    ... Two different neurologists suggested I try the botox as well. I told the last guy I was afraid it would ... open it and to be honest I don't understand how the botox injections would correct this although I can see how ... only had the choice of the 2 options I would try the botox first since it wears off eventually with no residual...
    ... Well, Botox for me was my savior. My fiance also has TMJ symptoms...
    ... someone who has experience and training with therapeutic botox . Its not FDA approved for TMJ yet.....
    ... and would like to shrink down the masseter muscle. Botox is supposed to be good for that, did it help you in...
    ... I would like to try botox - I can't seem to unclench my jaw muscle throughout ... constant clump in it and my jaw always feels tight. Botox sounds wonderful right now (although scary too). ...
    ... I see Dr Mary Swift in Dallas Texas. She knows her botox !...
    ... [QUOTE=missy7777;3003474]I would like to try botox - I can't seem to unclench my jaw muscle throughout ... constant clump in it and my jaw always feels tight. Botox sounds wonderful right now (although scary too). ...
    ... hi there,m jsutr saw you botox post. Iwas jsut wondering if you had anymore news ... to hear how you are getting on. I am london based. Botox does soudn a little scary and expensive but if it...
    ... Nathan, Botox has been used for years here in the UK, I have had...

  25. Glaucoma from TMJ? My Eye hurts
    ... time no matter what splints shots meds, PT I do even botox didnt do that much. Anyway he said my bones could...

  26. TMJ for 3yrs & still counting..sigh..nowa bit..pls read
    ... and cranial sacral therapy. He also suggested I try botox injectionss on the muscles that are jerking in spasm...

  27. My TMJ Story
    ... In severe enough cases, Botox injections in the proper muscles can decrease bruxing...

  28. TMJ specialist for Chronic Myofascial pain??
    ... will usually treat the myofacial pain with drugs or botox injections similar to what a dentist would do with...

  29. Steroid Injection
    ... afterwards. Some drs have suggested I try a form of botox (injections) since its used for other neuromuscular...
    ... mainly an appearance thing, personally, I would go with botox . If you go to a search engine and type in "jaw reduction ... " and "botox" or masseter hypertrophy and botox , you can find some pretty persuasive before and after...
    ... mainly an appearance thing, personally, I would go with botox . If you go to a search engine and type in "jaw reduction ... " and "botox" or masseter hypertrophy and botox , you can find some pretty persuasive before and after ... problems. A doctor that I currently seeing recommended botox and I responded no thank you. I guess I'll just wait...
    ... mainly an appearance thing, personally, I would go with botox . If you go to a search engine and type in "jaw reduction ... " and "botox" or masseter hypertrophy and botox , you can find some pretty persuasive before and after...

  30. I just got diagnosed with TMJD and it is not cool.
    ... relievers & muscle relaxers, trigger point injections, botox injections - while these don't "cure" tmj - their...

  31. Diagnosed with myofacial pain disorder.
    ... I'm surprised he did not recommend botox injections as part of the treatment - that seems to...

  32. SO FRUSTRATED 2 YEARS - SYMPTOMS LISTED (long sorry)
    ... point injections of muscle relaxants and novacaine or botox injections, accupuncture, cranio sacral therapy, bio...

  33. Botox Injections
    ... botox will work...it's a temp fix though GT...

  34. Update on Splint Therapy
    ... the pain returned. But I was thinking of trying the botox injections the dr at Columbia recommended - although...

  35. TMJ from auto accident
    ... jaw bone to my chin. do you know anything about the botox injections or anything that is another step up, but...
    ... A neurologist I recently saw strongly recommended botox injections since that is the only thing I have not...

  36. TMJ has RUINED my looks!!!
    ... Yep, Botox is the cure. I have had it done twice at around $700 ... cheeks were puffy and things were messed up. I had the Botox injections and now on my second set and I noticed...

  37. Wisdom Teeth Extraction Complications (So Tired and Sore)?
    ... therapy or ultra sound therapy. I'm thinking of trying botox injections in the near future....

  38. New Diagnosis
    ... He said I definitely needed to be treated with botox injections which initially paralyze the muscles and...
    ... Sounds interesting. I have heard of people getting botox for muscle spasms. My tmj is muscle related too and ... to be off. Is there any negatives from getting the botox and trying it? I mean botox does wear off so I shouldn...
    ... I also have a muscular problem but have not tried botox . Have you tried trigger point injections? I had ... them last winter and I think its the same idea as the botox . It works to relax the muscles. Unfortunatly it ... the ortho I'm currently seeing what he thinks of the botox ....

  39. Finding surgeon most important production
    ... close to $30,000 on splints of all kinds, PT, pills, botox , shots, massage, acupunture, you name it. The last...

  40. Dentist says lump on jaw is just swollen muscle....Anyone else with similar?
    ... can get better on its own, but a cure for that is Botox therapuetic. It will relax the muscle and cuase it ... months. The only problem is finding a doc who does it. Botox therapuetic is in the final stages of FDA approval ... and most docs dont do it yet. google botox TMJ and you'll find some articles and such...

  41. anyone w. Mitek anchor?
    ... have been through all the conservative treatments... Botox TPIs 5 different splints...biofeedback, pt..reiki...
    ... conservative stuff- splint, 3 arthrcentesis, 1 arthroscopy, botox .... I was in like 6 out of 10 pain before the surgery...

  42. Meditation, how are you doing?
    ... is muscular. He said that if it is, then he'll try botox injections into the muscles... So, it looks like...

  43. Just had Botox Injections for my TMJD
    ... I actually just had the Botox injection three weeks ago and I don't want to be the...
    ... all - how is it possible for my lousy body to beat botox ? :| anyway, good luck with the pain relief. ...
    ... talk easier with less pain building up! I know Botox is temporary but so far so good!! :)...

  44. what are the chances of relapse?
    ... done to the joint all three times, but they injected Botox this time and think it may help. It has yet to help...
    ... had another arthorcentisis done and they injected Botox into the mucles this time-- supposedly it relives...

  45. Anybody Diagnosed With Tmj Capsulitis?
    ... have consisted of a splint, trigger point injections, botox injections, physical therapy, muscle relaxants, and...

  46. Need to find an Oral Surgeon in New Mexico
    ... arthroscopy, trigger point, injections, physical therapy, botox injections, a splint, a therabite, and muscle relaxants...

  47. Tricks to stop clenching?
    ... I am going to a TMJ Botox specialist in Dallas (I live in Chicago). She is a ... Dentist who specializes in botox injections to help TMJ clentching and pain. Grinding ... research and i have spoke with a few people that have had Botox done once and it cured them from clenching since they ... a trained physician or Dentist that specializes in Botox I feel it is a safe way of treating TMJD. The ... bad stories I read about Botox was from Physicians not trained enough in administring...

  48. juulie - are you out there?
    ... excruiating headaches (not joint pain), he suggested botox in the masseters and temporalis muscles and a change ... in my splints. I had LOTS of botox on April 29 (3 vials) and it should be working by ... the headaches. This is actually my second round of botox ... I had the first in January. My regular TMJ doc...
    ... other decisions later on in the future. maybe the botox will give you some relief. at least it is conservative ... with the change in the splints. you never know - the botox along with the splint change may buy you some more...

  49. Breakup over TMJ
    ... mucle relaxants and anti inflamatories, pain meds, botox , 3 arthrocentsis surgeries, so far nothing will get...

  50. Insurance problems
    ... straight and allow my jaw to rest, I get very dizzy too, botox has helped me too with the muscle spasms in my ear...

  51. tmj surgery
    ... accident, they said this should help. They already did botox injections to try to help it didn't and was miserable...

  52. arthroscopic surgery
    ... specialists, splints, arthocentisis, alternative therapies, botox , physical therapy ... you name it. I have spent a...
    ... something that is interesting is that he would like to use botox to temporarily paralyze the muscles that might tense ... may help the outcome. He said that he has been using Botox for 4 years. When asked about nerve damage, he...
    ... they most likely will re-attach. i also had the botox injections. they did seem to paralyze muscles but ... exercise the jaw. from research i did on my own, botox injected into deep muscles during this type of surgery ... may last longer than botox injections just injected into superficial areas of...
    ... correspondence, he indicated that he doesn't believe in Botox or disc suturing. Also his advertised sucess rate...
    ... of the anterior ligament or muscle or whatever, no botox , no disc suturing. He basically does the lysis and...

  53. UK sufferers
    ... onto the joint. Have tried all sorts of medication. botox injections three times. Anisthetic into the joint...

  54. One Successful Surgery
    ... specialists, splints, arthocentisis, alternative therapies, botox , physical therapy ... you name it. I have spent a...

  55. My face is changing...for the worse
    ... night splint, anterior deprogrammer night splint, botox , acupuncture, infrared, visualization, TENS, yoga...

  56. How do I stop clenching?
    ... oral sensor. Work for some, takes some time. 7. Botox therapy- Has shown is multiple studies that it may...

  57. Please help!!
    ... and constant morning, noon and night. I have heard Botox can relieve some pain, i am willing to try anything ... to know if there is any doctors out there that do botox for TMJ because i want to try it as soon as i can...
    ... people have written about botox..search under botox .....

  58. Anyone From Uk!!!!
    ... tried almost everything. I wear mouthguards, i've had botox injections and nothing stops the clenching. I'm beginning...

  59. Botox Injections? No Chew cook book?
    ... I have a question for you! Did you have your botox injections in the cheek area? That's where I would...
    ... Hi Joyce2, I had botox in my masseter muscles about 3 years ago, I had them ... normal and it looks quite aging. So, in essence the botox did nothing for me, only caused me more probs. Out...

  60. Vent about TMJ info on Internet
    ... will be the thing to help, pills, splints, therapy, botox , shots flushes, a tens unit. At this age you can...
    ... suffering with this for 5 years now - I've had the botox injections - didn't help and the doc told me I was ... the ONLY one that had not benefited with the botox - anyone else a failure with the botox? and what is...
    ... Hi Joyce-What is the Botox injections supposed to do? Help with pain relief? ... I thought Botox was what they injected into people's faces for their...
    ... Hi Amy, The botox is supposed to relax the muscles out of spasm, so...

  61. Does Anyone Here Have a CONTINUOUS Tight Headache?
    ... muscles are more sensitive. Some research I read on Botox and TMJ mentioned that if you inject too much in one...
    ... I had been seeing another new doctor and receiving botox injections to see if they would help, and they didn...
    ... the tightness, I've yet to find any relief for it. Botox injections were not successful, so I'm scheduled to...
    ... sharing and giving your time. I have gone through the Botox injections, massage therapy, physical therapy to no...

  62. New to Splint
    ... TMJ problem has stemmed from that. I am considering botox . I have never thought about hypnosis, Has it worked...

  63. What should i do?
    ... my regular dentist mentioned to me something about botox and how it may help my particular case.. He told ... me that he's read about botox & bruxism and how it helps break the cycle of nighttime ... bruxing which in turn would give my joint time to heal. Botox only lasts 3-6 months but thats all it takes to break...
    ... I've had a plastic surgeon give me botox in my face for cosmetic reasons, it lasted about 2 ... facial, they were quite superficial As far as using botox for TMJ, I haven't heard of this. What does your...
    ... I think the botox sounds intriguing. If you are convinced that your...
    ... I think im gonna try the botox first, just because its reversible, and im convinced...

  64. Dr. Ralph Garcia
    ... injections I don't know -- trigger point? prolotheraphy? botox ? -- no clue. He lectures quite a bit, and a search...

  65. Why is it so hard to write here?
    ... level. But I'll stick with it for a while $ :( I got botox injections last Friday ($500 out of pocket) It's hard...

  66. Displaced discs on both sides- need advice
    ... is a pivotoal splint? Ill try anything. I just got botox the other day and I am sleeping with my Tens unit...

  67. Surgery, Bi-lateral TMJ disc replacement
    ... types of medications, steroid injections, splints, Botox injections into the jaw, physical therapy, chiropractic...

  68. Any non-surgical treatments for TMJ?
    ... deprogrammer splint, stress relief/yoga, medication, BOTOX i hope someone else can give you more advice. ...

  69. BOTOX for Clenching
    ... i had BOTOX injections 2 times. the first time, it worked amazingly...
    ... better to go to a TMJD specialist who's had training in BOTOX injections, since s/he knows the 'typical' pain patterns...

  70. masseteric hypertrohpy
    ... of years ago I persuaded a dermatologist to give me botox in the masseters, but this has since caused muscle ... anybody knows of treatment for hypertrophy other that botox , that will relax the masseters to reduce the hardness...

  71. How do You Deal - Is Quality Life Over?
    ... therapy, how about pain management? I've heard of botox shots too. Maybe some of those would help. In...

  72. Now What
    ... guess I am at the end of my rope. I have been getting BOTOX since 97. My original OMFS would not put my total ... joints going in. That is when he introduced me to BOTOX and it has been part of my life ever since. He unfortunate...
    ... guess I am at the end of my rope. I have been getting BOTOX since 97. My original OMFS would not put my total ... joints going in. That is when he introduced me to BOTOX and it has been part of my life ever since. He unfortunate...

  73. botox and tmj
    ... i had botox injections 2 times. each time, i was injected in ... temple, and back of neck. the first time, the botox began working after a week, and it lasted for exactly ... injections were worth it. even after most of the botox wore off, there were some lasting effects in that ... injections, i went thru a second round. this time, tho, the botox did not work. i was semi-'frozen' for a couple of...

  74. Anesthetic and TMJ
    ... muscles to relieve the knots and hardening ? I have had botox in my masseters, which did do something, but has caused...

  75. TMJD malpractice suits
    ... right side. The surgeon that put it in wanted to do botox injections and told me that her pain was due to the...


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