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Stone Road Dental is pleased to offer Botox therapeutics to patients looking for pain relief from tension type headaches, TMJ pain and bruxism (grinding of the teeth and teeth clenching).
How does Botox affect Muscle Function?
The administration of Botox is to relax the muscles, not to paralyze them. Botox affects muscles by decreasing the intensity of muscle contractions. It doesn’t mean that your muscles won’t function. It just relaxes the muscles enough to prevent extreme contractions, which can cause pain or lead to unwanted wrinkles.
“Botulinum toxin is a highly purified protein and there are absolutely no live bacteria in the preparation.”
Botox For Headaches and Neck Pain Relief in Niagara-on-the-Lake
Botox, famous for smoothing out wrinkles on the face, has been approved by the FDA to manage chronic headaches in adults.
headaches are painful, debilitating disorders that greatly affect family, work, and social life. Management is the only chance for pain relief. About 40-45% of the general population suffers from head, neck and facial pain.
In 2010, the FDA approved Botox as a management for chronic headaches. Dr. Kimberley Hill-Johnston at Stone Road Dental is trained in the administration of Botox injections and continues to advance her skills in its use as a pain management tool.
How Botox manages headaches
Botox management for headaches are typically given once every three months. Procedures span a 15-month period. To perform the treatment, Dr. Kimberley Hill-Johnston will inject multiple doses of the medicine in specific points along the bridge of the nose, the temples, the forehead, the back of the head, the neck, and the upper back.
BOTOX® Injection Sites
Injections are on both the right and left side of the head.
The goal of these injections is to reduce the symptoms caused by headaches. These symptoms include nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to lights, sounds, and smells.
Is Botox Right for You? Ask Dr. Kimberley Hill-Johnston Today! 905-468-2128
Botox is one of many management options available to individuals with chronic headaches. Doctors may not recommend Botox injections until other treatment options have proved unsuccessful. However, Botox may be a better option if you do not tolerate medications well. Book a consultation today to find out if Botox is right for you.
BOTOX® managament for Jaw Tension and TMJ Pain Relief
Located on both sides of the head at the point where the jawbone meets the skull, the temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ) is used during talking, eating, swallowing, and other everyday activities. If this joint becomes displaced or is overworked through excessive teeth grinding, a person may suffer severe tension headaches, as well as sharp pain in the jaw.
BOTOX® can also be used to manage TMJ (temporo-mandibular joint) disorders and associated jaw tension pain. When injected into facial muscles afflicted with soreness and discomfort, BOTOX® relieves TMJ and jaw tension pain by preventing the powerful, often unconscious movement of the jaw that produces headaches and pain. In the same way, BOTOX® can even minimize lock jaw disorders.
BOTOX® management of TMJ disorders and jaw tension is usually quick, straightforward, and effective. Only the muscle areas injected with Botox will be “relaxed.” Botox management for TMJ therapy will not affect muscles anywhere else in your body.
Botox For Bruxism (Teeth Clenching And Grinding) Pain Relief
Bruxism is the medical term for unconscious teeth clenching and grinding, either while awake or asleep, which can lead to physical painful and severe dental problems. Chronic teeth grinding can cause headache, earaches and facial pain.
Ask Dr. Kimberley Hill-Johnston at Stone Road Dental in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario if Botox management is right for you. Book an appointment today by calling 905-468-2128.
Disclaimer: Botox or Dysport facial injections and other pain relief information contained on this website is provided for educational purposes only and should not be taken as medical advice. Please seek professional advice. We invite you to Contact Dr. Kimberley Hill-Johnston at Stone Road Dental for more information.