18 doctors weighed in:
Would botox help with face pain?
18 doctors weighed in

Dr. H. William Song
Aesthetic Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: It can
Botox is fda approved for treatment of migraine, but it is often used to treat tension headaches, TMJ symptoms and trigeminal neuralgia.

In brief: It can
Botox is fda approved for treatment of migraine, but it is often used to treat tension headaches, TMJ symptoms and trigeminal neuralgia.
Dr. H. William Song
Dr. H. William Song
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Dr. Joseph Campanelli
Unfortunately, it is impossible to completely predict those that will respond. For this reason, Botox is not considered first line treatment for facial pain.
Dr. John Van der Werff
I also agree with Dr. Campanelli.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
3 doctors agree
In brief: Possible
Speak with your doctor about how this can be helpful for you.

In brief: Possible
Speak with your doctor about how this can be helpful for you.
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. George Markle
Botox is very effective for treatment of TMJ/TMD in many cases by a dentist trained in its use.
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Usually
Depending on the type of pain you are having, Botox can be an extremely useful aid in pain relief.
True toothaches are not relieved by Botox. Facial pain of skeletomuscle origin are relieved by Botox quite well

In brief: Usually
Depending on the type of pain you are having, Botox can be an extremely useful aid in pain relief.
True toothaches are not relieved by Botox. Facial pain of skeletomuscle origin are relieved by Botox quite well
Dr. Peter Certo
Dr. Peter Certo
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Maybe if due 2 spasm
If the pain is due to muscle spasm such as with masseteric spasm or cervical dystonia, it is possible that Botox could provide some pain relief as it does with vaginismus.

In brief: Maybe if due 2 spasm
If the pain is due to muscle spasm such as with masseteric spasm or cervical dystonia, it is possible that Botox could provide some pain relief as it does with vaginismus.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Alan Durkin
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Maybe
Chronic pain is a multifactorial issue, especially in the face with all of its itinerant anatomy.

In brief: Maybe
Chronic pain is a multifactorial issue, especially in the face with all of its itinerant anatomy.
Dr. Alan Durkin
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Dr. John Hoffmann
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Perhaps
Botox is approved for use in people with chronic migraines.
It also is helpful for people with facial spasms. So it all depends on what the cause of your face pain is. You might want to see a neurologist for a full evaluation.

In brief: Perhaps
Botox is approved for use in people with chronic migraines.
It also is helpful for people with facial spasms. So it all depends on what the cause of your face pain is. You might want to see a neurologist for a full evaluation.
Dr. John Hoffmann
Dr. John Hoffmann
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