Wait, Botox from a Dentist?
Do you suffer from frequent tension headaches or migraines? Do you miss work, class, or social events because of your migraines and headache pains? If so, you may be able to benefit from Botox treatment at our office. You may be wondering, “At a dentist office?” You may not be aware but many people suffer from headaches as a result of bruxism which is excessive teeth grinding and clenching. The stress and strain on the jaw and facial muscles can result in headaches with significant pain affecting your daily activities.
TMJ (temporomandibular joint) is a joint that hinges the upper and lower jaws together. When dysfunction/disorder (aka TMD) occurs at this joint, it can lead to muscle tensions in the surrounding area causing headaches & migraines. Furthermore, the disorder can become chronic contributing to constant head, neck, and facial pain as well as locking of the jaw and clicking when eating or speaking. So how can Botox help?
Botox is commonly known as a treatment for removing wrinkles and fine lines on a face by controlling muscle contractions. However, as facial pains or headaches caused by TMD are also muscle related, Botox can also be a wonderful solution for relieving such cases. Dr. Kim can identify the specific areas around the face where the Botox will need to be applied based on each patient’s specific problems/symptoms. Once applied, the Botox will work to loosen the muscles thereby reducing or eliminating tensions caused by TMJ malfunctioning. One thing to note is that Botox cannot provide permanent relief and will last three to six months or so. Thus, many people revisit to obtain continued relief.
Here are several reasons to check out a dentist’s office (Botox certified) for a Botox application:
1. Dentists are very experienced with injections (giving 20 to 30 injections every day!)
2. Dentists know the facial anatomy better than most doctors
3. This is a service requested by many dental patients
4. Convenience: You visit your dentist every three to six months anyway. So, it is the perfect time to have your Botox touch up!
To learn more about Botox and how it can be used for various therapeutic treatments, contact the team at NOA Dental today to schedule an appointment.
NOA Dental is a general, specialty, and cosmetic dental office in the community that provides comprehensive, quality care for new and current patients both children and adults. They can be reached at 661-857-7662 and you can learn more at www.NOADental.net.
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