BOTOX® Cosmetic

Decrease the Effects of TMJ Disorder


Dr. K.B. Parkes, Dr. Tyler Smith, Dr. Jody Glover, and Dr. Megan Allred explain the relief that BOTOX can bring for medical conditions like TMJ disorders. They have administered BOTOX and benefited from injection treatment. Once injected, botulinum toxin can ease the tension and pain in your jaw.


Want to experience a more youthful appearance? Tired of the jaw pain and tension caused by TMJ disorders?

These problems share a solution: BOTOX®, an injection that relaxes the muscles to effectively smooth wrinkles or reduce TMD symptoms.

What Is BOTOX?

BOTOX, also called botulinum toxin, is an injectable treatment that can temporarily block nerve signals and relax your muscles. This reduces the movement that leads to significant lines and wrinkles and alleviates the symptoms of TMD (temporomandibular joint disorders).
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BOTOX injections can reduce signs of aging and alleviate the painful side effects of TMJ disorder.

Which Issues Can Botox Address?

It's important to note that BOTOX® Cosmetic is used for cosmetic purposes like reducing facial lines, while BOTOX® is used for medical treatment such as relaxing jaw muscles. Our dentists can provide you with both types of treatment.

Trust Iroquois Dentistry


BOTOX® is a unique treatment because it has both cosmetic and medical uses. Our dentists, Jody GloverK.B. Parkes, Dr. Megan Allred, and Tyler Smith, have been trained to perform this treatment to achieve your unique goals, whether cosmetic or medical.

From lifting drooping eyelids to relieving temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain and tension, a BOTOX® injection can improve your quality of life in many ways. If you want to learn about the possibilities of botulinum toxin injections, our dentists can explain the procedure during an initial consultation. To get started, fill out our contact form or call our Nashville, TN, office.

Treating TMJ Disorder


Despite being commonly known for cosmetic purposes, botulinum toxin has medical purposes, as well.

At Iroquois Dentistry, we can use BOTOX injections to alleviate the symptoms caused by temporomandibular joint disorders, a condition that can occur as a result of jaw misalignment, joint damage, teeth grinding, or jaw clenching. These injections can relax the muscles in your jaw to prevent you from making unconscious movements that contribute to jaw tension and pain and help keep your TMD from becoming worse.

Combining BOTOX With Oral Appliances


Because our dentists have a detailed knowledge of TMJ anatomy and experience treating TMD, they can administer botulinum toxin with great success.

In many cases, our dentists will combine BOTOX injections with other remedies to address TMD on several fronts. For example, we often use BOTOX injections alongside oral appliances, devices that fit over the teeth and realign the jaw to reduce pressure on the joints.

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Whether you are suffering from chronic jaw pain or you desire a younger appearance, BOTOX injections may be the solution.

What To Expect During Your BOTOX Treatment



You will visit our Nashville practice for an injectable treatment consultation. We will discuss your goals, such as achieving a more youthful appearance or alleviating the effects of TMD, and determine if you're a good candidate for treatment.



Before performing BOTOX injections, one of our dentists will determine the exact locations for your injection sites for the best results.



One of our dentists will safely and precisely inject the botulinum toxin. BOTOX injections don't require any downtime, so you can return to your regularly scheduled activities after your treatment. Avoid strenuous activity for one to two days and don't touch the treatment site for about three days.



You can expect relatively fast relief from the pain of a TMJ disorder and an improvement in the appearance of facial wrinkles, though it may take up to a week before you have an idea of your final results. Results typically last for about three to four months, after which you can make another BOTOX appointment with our practice in Nashville.

Is BOTOX Safe?

The FDA approved BOTOX for the treatment of glabellar lines in 2002. Today, BOTOX is approved to treat glabellar lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines. Botulinum toxin has been widely tested, providing proof of safety with minimal side effects.

What Are the Possible Side Effects of BOTOX?

​While botulinum toxin treatment is safe, some patients report side effects such as drooping eyelids, pain, injection site redness, and bruising.

If you notice any changes or side effects—or if you simply have questions—our doctors are here to help.


We Offer CareCredit Financing To Make Your Treatment More Affordable

Your insurance provider may contribute to the cost of your BOTOX procedure if it’s being used to treat medical conditions like TMD; however, cosmetic uses will have to be paid for out-of-pocket.

We believe in the helpful effects of botulinum toxin, so we try to do everything we can to make treatment affordable for patients who are uninsured or have out-of-pocket costs. Our Nashville office accepts CareCredit® financing and offers in-house payment plans for patients who qualify.


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Iroquois Dentistry

Our top-rated dentists have been serving the Nashville community since 1946. We use the latest technology to offer gentle and effective care at affordable prices, and we are members of various national and local dental organizations: 

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