BOTOX® offers more benefits than just removing wrinkles!
Botox® is quickly becoming the leader in the treatment of TMJ (temporomandibular joint) Syndrome, chronic headaches, and all associated jaw tension and pain syndromes. Botox® is not limited to just joint treatments. It can also provide benefits to those patients who have a “gummy smile” by relaxing the upper lip and providing the patient with a more esthetically pleasing smile line.
How long do the benefits of Botox® last?
Botox® usually lasts 6 months after the initial treatment. Treating jaw pain associated with clenching and grinding by interrupting the muscles’ memory with the use of Botox® can have lasting positive effects and the benefits can be seen for an extended period of time.
Is Botox® right for you?
Do you dream of being free from the daily use of your night guard? Botox® may be the solution for you. Dr. Buzza will evaluate your specific symptoms to determine if you are a candidate for Botox®, a safe alternative to traditional methods of treatment for joint disorders.
Headache and Migraine treatments using Botox®
Migraines and Headaches caused from tension can be completely eliminated with the use of Botox®. There are several advantages in using Botox® over the current drug therapies. Botox® can essentially eliminate your need for daily medications that bring with them serious side effects including heart attack, stroke and drowsiness.
Benefits and Risks of Botox® in the Treatment of TMJ
Patients suffering from pain caused by Temporo-Mandibular Joint Dysfunction Syndrome and Myofacial Pain Dysfunction Syndrome experienced sustained relief following Botox® Therapy. Botox® allows the joint muscles to perform their regular functions such as talking, chewing, and swallowing but assists in reducing the muscles ability to engage in problematic functions such as clinching and grinding. If left untreated, excessive grinding can result in worn and broken teeth, damaged gums and costly treatment for repairs. Botox® Therapy may result in bruising during the first few days after therapy. Some patients have a mild allergic response which is rare. Dr. Buzza will discuss benefits and risks in detail at your consultation visit.