Have you been dealing with headaches, jaw pain, ringing in your ears, or even problems sleeping? If so, these symptoms and more could be caused by a condition commonly referred to as TMJ. Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, or TMD, is a condition that affects the jaw joints and surrounding muscles. TMD can make it difficult to chew comfortably, and for some, it can even make opening the mouth and speaking uncomfortable or downright painful. For many patients, TMD can also lead to subconscious teeth grinding, a condition known as bruxism, which can cause problems for both the jaw and the teeth. Fortunately, your dentist may be able to help alleviate your pain and restore your jaw’s proper function through the use of Botox.