TMJ pain is often caused by muscle tension, spasms, or overactivity in the jaw muscles. Botox injections work by blocking the release of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that signals muscle contraction. By temporarily paralyzing or weakening the targeted muscles, Botox reduces their activity and promotes muscle relaxation.
It's important to note that TMJ Botox treatment is not a permanent solution, as the effects gradually wear off over time. However, many individuals find long-term relief and improved quality of life with periodic treatments.