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TMJ and Botox

For people that have a different issue all together, Botox could be a savior. Dr. Kwon feels those who cannot use overnight equipment or certain techniques, can benefit from Botox performed at Glassell Dental. The Food & Drug Administration, FDA, has approved Botox to treat adult migraine headaches. The FDA categorizes chronic migraine sufferers as those who experience headache more than 15 days a month, which last more than 4 hours a day. Given about every 3 months or so, Botox can be injected into the head and/or neck to offer relief for chronic migraine sufferers.

Although Botox has cosmetic uses, it is also commonly used in medical treatments, and when used to treat migraines it can give you much needed relief. Day after day of chronic headaches can wear you down. By relieving the fatigue, dizziness, nausea, and pain in other areas in your body, Botox injections for your migraines might help improve your overall function and quality of life.

On average, 1 in every 10 Americans suffers from migraines and the ratio is worse for women, with migraines affecting every 1 in 6. Triggers for migraines can include certain foods, stress, and hormones. It is unclear if Botox will work for everyone, but if you do not have an allergy to any of the ingredients in Botox, then it may stop the chronic pain. Being able to function and feel “normal” will turn your desires into goals and we want to help you succeed at treating your migraines to stop the pain.

Dr. Kwon enjoys his work and has a passion for dentistry and the well-being of his patients, as do those on his staff. Along with the treatment for migraines, TMJ, the temporomandibular joint, can also be treated with Botox. Thousands suffer from issues with this joint, which connects the lower jaw to the temporal bone of the skull. Imagine life improved just by choosing Botox for things you probably didn’t think it was used to treat. Call or come in today and we can see if Botox is right for you!

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