Upon hearing the word BOTOX®
, people often think of youth enhancement. While this miracle treatment certainly can work cosmetic wonders by seemingly turning back the hands on the clock, BOTOX also has therapeutic benefits to help relieve pain associated with mild-to-severe headaches, bruxism (grinding your teeth), and even dysfunction of the temporomandibular joints (known as TMJ disorder or TMD). Problems with these conditions can range anywhere from minor inconveniences to day-ruining disruptions. But now, thanks to BOTOX, we can relieve you of those troublesome symptoms so you can, once again, live your life to the fullest. Today’s blog post will go over just how we can do that.
What Is BOTOX?
Clostridium botulinum is a bacteria that causes botulism, an illness that negatively affects the body’s nervous system. BOTOX, made from this bacteria, acts as a muscle relaxant. When administered by highly trained professionals, such as our skilled Dr. Jennifer Lee
, BOTOX only pinpoints specific nerves to achieve pain relief. It may seem a little intimidating, but you just have the benefits to look forward to and none of the drawbacks!
Pain Relief with BOTOX
Your pain due to migraines, teeth-grinding, and TMJ disorder can be alleviated by BOTOX injections here at Spring Haven Dental!
When migraines occur, it can oftentimes have something to do with your facial muscles. Too much tension can cause these muscles to tighten, causing anything from mild headaches to terrible migraines. When introduced to BOTOX, your facial muscles relax, preventing headaches for anywhere from three to four months.
This condition is the result of an overactive or overstimulated temporomandibular joint, which is the hinge joint where your jawbone and cheekbone meet in front of your ear. Temporomandibular joint dysfunction, or TMD, can cause pain that radiates throughout the jaw, neck, ear, and head. BOTOX can help relax the muscles surrounding the TMJ to reduce pain.
The condition known as bruxism is one in which you regularly clench and grind your teeth. This can occur both when you’re awake or asleep. Either way, indicators of this disorder include pain in your jaw or teeth, headaches, sleepless or restless nights, daytime sleepiness, worn-down teeth, and more. BOTOX can help by relaxing the muscles used when grinding or clenching your teeth to reduce your discomfort and bruxism risk. (We can also fit you with a nightguard to protect your teeth from damage and erosion.)
Schedule Your FREE Consultation!
Are you interested in BOTOX therapy? We are now offering a FREE consultation
where we’ll go through the ins and outs of this treatment. Whether you want to reduce the appearance of wrinkles or alleviate facial pain and tension, BOTOX can help you look and feel better. Contact our office today to schedule your visit.