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Stiffness and pain from TMJ disorders and bruxism can make it difficult to chew, speak, and live comfortably.

BOTOX® relaxes specific muscles, providing relief for patients who struggle with these disorders.

Let's take a look at how Timothy M. Kelly, DMD, PA in Albuquerque, NM, can treat your symptoms with BOTOX...

What Is BOTOX?

BOTOX, also known as botulinum toxin, is an injectable that can be used to relax specific muscles. While BOTOX is perhaps best known for addressing cosmetic concerns like frown lines and wrinkles, BOTOX is also used for pain relief. Dr. Kelly can use BOTOX to alleviate symptoms such as:

  • Stiffness and pain in the head and neck from TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders
  • Pain in the jaw from bruxism (teeth grinding)
  • Chronic migraines and tension headaches
  • Chronic neck and back pain
  • Muscle spasms including eyelid twitching
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If you're suffering from the pain, stiffness, and headaches that can accompany certain medical conditions like bruxism and TMJ disorders, you may find pain relief with BOTOX. Dr. Tim Kelly has undergone special training to administer botulinum toxin treatments. He can determine if it is possible to alleviate your symptoms and improve your quality of life with BOTOX.

If you think you could benefit from botulinum toxin, we invite you to fill out our contact form or call our Albuquerque, NM, practice:

(505) 256-1770

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Dr. Kelly was great with explaining everything to me about my TMJ. He was very kind & personable. He made my visit easy & comfortable. Staff was great too!

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Dr Kelly is very accommodating of my phobias and has been able to give me a pain free experience while they take care of my dental health. Thank you also to the pleasant staff.

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How Does BOTOX Work?

BOTOX blocks nerve signals that control muscle activity. This relaxes muscles that contract involuntarily, alleviating tension, pain, and clenching that can lead to oral health problems that can be costly to correct.

BOTOX is a diluted neurotoxin protein that can be safely injected into the muscle to alleviate pain. It is generally safe when administered by someone who has undergone training on how to use it properly, like Timothy M. Kelly, DMD, PA.

The BOTOX Timeline

Administering BOTOX injections is a fast and simple procedure that takes just minutes to complete.
Administering BOTOX injections is a fast and simple procedure that takes just minutes to complete.


Before you can receive botulinum toxin, our dentist in Albuquerque, NM, will ask about your symptoms and the medical conditions that may be causing them. If he determines that BOTOX injections may be an effective treatment option, you can schedule your appointment.


During your appointment, Dr. Kelly will use an ultra-fine needle to inject the BOTOX, so discomfort is minimal. He may also apply a topical anesthetic to the injection site or use another method to ensure your comfort.


Small amounts of the botulinum toxin are injected into the muscles. The number of injections needed to treat your symptoms will vary depending on the type and severity of your condition.

​Return to Your Day

BOTOX appointments are quick and easy. After our dentist has finished your injections, you can leave our office and return to your day.


BOTOX injections typically alleviate pain in about one to three days after treatment.

Why Receive BOTOX From a Dentist?

Though botulinum toxin treatments like BOTOX, Dysport®, and XEOMIN® are often considered cosmetic treatments that reduce the appearance of wrinkles, botulinum toxin has a place in dentistry. Patients who grind and clench their teeth can wear down their enamel and even cause teeth to fall out completely, so dentists may recommend BOTOX for treatment.

Dentists understand facial anatomy and how the muscles function, which is helpful when administering treatment like BOTOX. Our dentist in Albuquerque can diagnose your condition and determine the best treatment plan.

The Potential Side Effects of BOTOX

Though BOTOX can effectively alleviate the symptoms stemming from your medical condition or disorder, it may cause some side effects. Side effects from BOTOX may include:

  • Pain, swelling, or bruising at the injection site
  • Eyelid drooping if treatment was around the eyes
  • Headache or flu-like symptoms
  • Muscle weakness

Choosing to receive BOTOX treatment from a qualified provider like Dr. Tim Kelly can minimize your risk of developing side effects; however, if you notice symptoms like muscle weakness, call your doctor right away.

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We Can Use BOTOX Cosmetic

To Smooth Your Skin

Though our practice typically uses BOTOX to treat the symptoms associated with TMJ disorders, chronic headaches, and bruxism, we can also use it to address cosmetic concerns. Comparable to Dysport and XEOMIN, BOTOX Cosmetic can be used to correct:

  • Wrinkles around the eyes
  • Deep forehead wrinkles
  • Frown lines
  • Drooping eyelid or eyebrow

Our Albuquerque office also offers fillers like JUVÉDERM® that can enhance the effects of your BOTOX Cosmetic treatment. JUVÉDERM and other fillers can add volume to hollowed or sunken areas of the face and plump skin to smooth wrinkles. Fillers can be used alone or in a strategic combination with BOTOX to help you look younger and more alert.

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Dr. Kelly is a wonderful dentist, he is the best I have ever had. I would recommend him to everyone.

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Dr. Kelly took plenty of time to explain all facets of what is needed now and what I may need in the future.

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Dr. Timothy M. Kelly

Timothy M. Kelly, DMD, PA

Timothy M. Kelly, DMD, PA, has been in practice in Albuquerque, NM, since 1981. He provides a wide range of cosmetic, restorative, and general dental services, with a special emphasis on the treatment of TMJ disorder. Some of our most popular services include:

To request an appointment with Dr. Kelly, please fill out our online form or call (505) 256-1770.

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"We believe that every patient has infinite worth and should be treated with dignity and respect. We are dedicated to educating, creating awareness, and empowering people to make treatment choices that are consistent with their own beliefs, needs and desires." Dr. Tim Kelly

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