Botox is a brand name for botulinum toxin, this potent medication has multiple health applications. Botox is known best for its application in cosmetics as a powerful tool to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, but its also indicated for the treatment of migraines and TMJ disorders caused by clenching the teeth (known medically as bruxism). Botox works by temporarily paralyzing part of the muscle that it is injected into. This may sound scary but it is safe when administered by a qualified medical provider. When TMJ pain is caused by involuntary clenching of the teeth, careful application of Botox to the muscles involved in clenching can resolve pain and discomfort quickly and effectively. If you find yourself clenching your jaw, call us today and schedule and appointment for a consulation.