If your jaw pain persists, Dr. Bedich may suggest a nightguard, a customized mouth guard that is worn comfortably while you sleep. This prevents your teeth from clenching and grinding, a main contributor to TMD. He may also recommend the use of BOTOX® to treat your TMJ, jaw pain, and headaches. BOTOX® effectively prevents the muscles responsible for clenching, to completely contract, releasing tension. Injections can be administered every few months, as needed, which allows Dr. Bedich to monitor your progress and ensure that you receive only the treatment you need to make you feel well again.