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Botox for TMJ Near me Toronto

Botox for TMJ and teeth grinding Toronto

How it works

Botox® and Dysport® can be used to relax the masseter muscle, known as the “chewing” muscle, to offload pressure from the temporomandibular joint (TMJ).

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What to expect

Relief from TMJ, teeth grinding and/or clenching, can last anywhere from three to eight months on average.

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Botox for TMJ and teeth grinding frequently asked questions

Bruxism is a condition in which a person grinds, gnashes, or clenches their teeth involuntarily, typically while they are sleeping. It can cause a variety of symptoms, including tooth sensitivity, headaches, and jaw pain. In severe cases, it can lead to damaged teeth and other oral health problems.

The exact cause of bruxism is not fully understood, but it is thought to be related to stress, anxiety, poor posture, and other psychological factors. It can also be related to certain medical conditions or the use of certain medications.

If you suspect that you may have bruxism, it is important to speak with an expert at Lift Clinic Toronto to determine if Botox® is an appropriate treatment.

TMJ, or temporomandibular joint disorder, is a condition that affects the joint that connects the jaw to the skull. It can cause a variety of symptoms, including pain or tenderness in the jaw, difficulty or discomfort when biting or chewing, and pain in the face, neck and head.

The exact cause of TMJ is not fully understood, but it is often associated with stress, injury, poor posture, or misalignment of the teeth or jaw.

If you suspect that you may have TMJ, it is important to speak with an expert at Lift Clinic Toronto to determine the cause and receive appropriate treatment. Treatment options may include Botox® for TMJ.

Botox is a neuromuscular blocking agent that is injected into muscles to reduce the activity of those muscles. It can be used to treat a variety of conditions, including temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, which are a type of jaw pain that can be caused by grinding your teeth or clenching your jaw.

The effects of Botox for TMJ may not be immediately apparent and may take several days or even weeks to be fully effective. The duration of the effects of Botox can vary, but it is generally recommended to receive treatment every three to four months to maintain the results.


To get Botox injections for TMJ pain and teeth grinding, our nurse injectors at Lift Clinic are trained to provide Botox for TMJ treatments as we are trained and experienced in administering the injections. The injections are typically given in the muscles of the jaw, and the provider will use a thin needle to administer the medication. The procedure is quick and painless.


In general, Botox is not considered to be a particularly painful procedure. The injections may cause some mild discomfort, but this is usually well tolerated. You may be advised to take over-the-counter pain medication before or after the procedure to help manage any discomfort.


It is generally recommended to continue using a mouthguard after receiving Botox injections for TMJ, as the treatment may not fully address the underlying cause of the TMJ disorder. A mouthguard can help to prevent teeth grinding and jaw clenching, which can help to reduce the symptoms of TMJ.


The cost of Botox for TMJ in Toronto can vary depending on a variety of factors, including the provider you choose, the severity of your TMJ disorder, and the number of injections needed. In general, the cost of Botox treatments can range from several hundred to several thousand dollars.


Some people choose to get Botox for TMJ at a medspa because these facilities may offer a more relaxed and spa-like environment, and may have experienced providers who are skilled in administering the injections. It is important to choose a reputable and experienced provider for any type of medical procedure, including Botox for TMJ.