Some may find it surprising that dental professionals are using Botox® not only for cosmetic purposes but also for treating facial pain. This popular product, when injected just below the skin, temporarily limits movement in facial muscles, reducing muscle spasms in and around the neck and eyes. An estimated 16% of North American dentists now use Botulinum toxin in their practices for both cosmetic and therapeutic purposes.
Are you a teeth grinder? Maybe you clench your jaw or experience chronic TMJ pain? Well, Botox® injections may be just the thing to help alleviate these ails. It works as a muscle relaxant, and can actually last for as long as 3 to 4 months. Here at Ocoee Oral Surgery, we recognize the potential for this product to really improve quality of life for our Cleveland area patients.
Another application for this treatment is migraines. Those who experience these intense and sometimes debilitating headaches know that when one hits, they would try almost anything to make it stop. In this case, Botox® injections may be exactly what the doctor (ahem, dentist) ordered.
According to the Botox® official treatment site, this treatment was the first FDA-approved preventative Chronic Migraine treatment, preventing these monstrous headaches before they even start. Here are the facts: 3 million Botox® treatments have been administered to over 500,000 patients with Chronic Migraines since the FDA approval in 2010. One treatment session in your dentist’s office about every 12 weeks can dramatically decrease the effects of migraines. Injections only take about 15 minutes to administer, 3 to 5 days to take full effect and can provide weeks and weeks of pain relief.
Whether you seek to reduce the appearance of aging or help to manage pain from headaches, TMJ disorders, or excessive teeth grinding/bruxism, your providers at Cleveland, TN’s Ocoee Oral Surgery are here to help. Get in touch today with any questions about how the use of Botox® can deliver on all these fronts. We would love for you to better get to know our surgeons, as well as take a look at what some of our patients have to say about their experiences with us. And reach out to set up a consultation with our incredible staff today!