Botox for TMJ: A Surprising Solution for Jaw Pain

At Hon Van Cao, DDS, Riverside's leading dental practice, we are proud to offer innovative treatments for common dental issues, including temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ). Botox, traditionally known for its cosmetic applications, has emerged as a powerful solution for alleviating TMJ symptoms and jaw pain.

Understanding TMJ Disorders

TMJ disorders affect the joint that connects your jaw to your skull, causing symptoms such as pain, difficulty chewing, and clicking sounds during jaw movement. Traditional treatments include mouth guards, physical therapy, and medication. However, for many patients, these solutions may not provide sufficient relief.

The Role of Botox in Treating TMJ

Botox works by temporarily paralyzing muscles, which can significantly reduce the muscle spasms and tension that contribute to TMJ pain. This treatment offers a non-surgical, minimally invasive option that can provide relief for several months per application. Learn more about this treatment on our Botox for TMJ service page.

Benefits of Botox for TMJ

1. Pain Reduction: Botox injections can decrease the intensity of muscle contractions and alleviate pain.

2. Improved Jaw Function: With reduced muscle tension, many patients experience an improvement in jaw movement and function.

3. Non-Surgical: As a non-invasive treatment, Botox offers a quick recovery time compared to surgical options.

Patient Success Stories

Many of our patients in Riverside have experienced significant improvements in their TMJ symptoms after receiving Botox treatments at Hon Van Cao, DDS. Their stories highlight the life-changing impact of this innovative therapy. For more information on our practice and services, please visit our About page.

Why Choose Hon Van Cao, DDS for Botox Treatment

At Hon Van Cao, DDS, Drs. Hon and Christina Cao are not only experienced in dental care but also trained in the precise application of Botox for therapeutic purposes. Our practice is dedicated to providing the latest and most effective treatments to our patients.


If you're struggling with TMJ disorders and looking for a non-surgical solution in Riverside, consider Botox treatment at Hon Van Cao, DDS. Our expert team is here to help you achieve relief from jaw pain and improve your quality of life.

Ready to explore how Botox can alleviate your TMJ symptoms? Contact us today to schedule your consultation and take the first step towards pain-free living. Visit our Contact page for more details.