Botox has been officially approved by the FDA for some time now as an effective treatment option for people suffering from chronic migraines and TMJ. This gives you a relatively painless and convenient alternative to get relief from these restrictive and extremely painful afflictions. Most importantly it is an option that can be explored with just a quick call to arrange a consultation at your dentist’s office.
While not something we are used to hearing, Botox use in dentistry is actually a logical continuation of a dentist’s practice. Not many health professionals have better knowledge of facial anatomy than dentists and they are also highly experienced in administering injections in sensitive areas. Dentists who offer Botox services at their practice have to go through specialized training before they are qualified so you can truly relax and feel confident that you are in good hands.
Some of the conditions that you can resolve at your dentist’s office with skilled use of Botox are chronic migraines and TMJ.
Botox to treat chronic migraines was originally discovered by accident, when people who used Botox for cosmetic purposes found a noticeable a reduction in headaches. Further research and testing has since proved it can be an enormous quality-of-life improver. Just a few sessions with your dentist spread out over several months can reduce both the frequency, and the severity, of your migraines.
For suffers of TMJ, your dentist can use Botox to minimize lockjaw, reduce shoulder and neck pain, and significantly reduce jaw tension. Add to this the fact that the process has shown to reduce or completely eliminate the headaches caused from grinding your while asleep and you can easily see why this is an option you should definitely put at the top of your list
Both these treatments can be handled by your dentist, so you do not have to wait for specialist appointments or go to see several different doctors making a consultation both a time and money saver in the long run.