When most people think of Botox, they think or only know about the aesthetic uses. However, botulinum toxins are some of the most researched drugs in the world and are now used for hundreds of different therapies.
Approved by the FDA, it can treat a wide range of problems, such as chronic migraines, eye muscle disorders, and muscle stiffness. Professionally trained and certified dentists, can utilize botulinum therapy as part of a treatment plan for TMJ issues and migraines.
TMJ disorders are in the temporomandibular joints and are also known as TMD issues. The temporomandibular joints are responsible for movement during chewing, talking, eating, and swallowing. Issues to the joints can make muscle movement difficult and cause pain to the jaw, ears, and neck. Botulinum toxins are extremely effective at relieving the jaw tension and allowing the muscles to properly engage.
The treatment is non-invasive, non-surgical, and usually takes less than 30 minutes. Following a thorough consultation for either pain management or aesthetic purposes, Dr. Burkett will determine the number of injections needed, review the injection sites, go over after-care, and suggest follow-up appointments to be scheduled as needed.
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