Prolotherapy for TMJ

Prolotherapy, also known as Regenerative Injection Technique, involves the injection of a diluted dextrose solution into the jaw joint in order to promote healing.  Research shows that this technique can be used to help reduce pain originating from inflamed jaw joints, and also to help stabilize joints that exhibit hypermobility

Typically, I recommend conservative Orthotic Therapy following my TMJ Rehab protocol first, before deciding if prolotherapy is right for you.  Many times, patients experience such excellent results through TMJ Rehab, they decide not to go through with additional modalities such as prolotherapy.  

In terms of the clicking jaw, prolotherapy has NOT been shown to reduce clicking and popping.


Injections are done in one or both joints, depending on the situation, and then repeated at 2-week, 6-week, and 3-month intervals. Injections can involve 1-3 sites per joint.  Typically, there is no swelling after the procedure.  There is usually mild to moderate pain at the injection site for 2-3 days after the procedure, and this is thought to be due to the activation of the immune system, and the initiation of a reparative healing response. 

Prolotherapy Injection Site

Side effects can include temporary numbness on the side of the face and above the ear, bruising at the site of injection, redness, and also temporary paralysis of the facial nerve on the side of the injection, making it difficult to blink.  This effect tends to last for about 30 minutes, and happens 1 in 5 times.

Dr. Dolgos

Buffalo TMJ

Jeffrey M. Dolgos, DDS, has the experience and training to treat TMJ and sleep apnea. His professional achievements include:

  • Academy of General Dentistry - Fellowship
  • American Academy of Craniofacial Pain - Fellowship
  • Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry - Certified Instructor

Contact our practice online or call us at (716) 217-9580.

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I have suffered from terrible migraines related to TMJ for a long time. I finally found relief after going to Dr. Dolgos! I recently tried Botox injections for my migraines and have had amazing results! If you have TMJ I would definitely recommend making an appointment! Kathleen B.

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