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Advanced BOTOX® Treatments For Dental Applications - ALBUQUERQUE, NM

Advanced BOTOX® Treatments For Dental Applications

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BOTOX for TMJ Disorder, Migraines, and Shoulder/Neck Pain

Commonly known as a facial injection treatment to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, BOTOX treatments are increasingly being used as an alternative pain relief treatment for TMJ disorder and grinding/clenching of the teeth. BOTOX treatments can also be used to treat chronic shoulder/neck pain, as well as headaches and chronic migraines.

At Precision Dental Care, Dr. Craig Steichen brings years of experience to the table in the form of alternative dental BOTOX treatments. In addition to enjoying brighter, younger, more youthful-looking skin, patients can take advantage of the restorative effects of BOTOX to minimize TMJ-related discomfort and enjoy a happy, healthy, pain-free life. 

The Benefits of BOTOX vs. Traditional Treatment Methods

BOTOX treatments are unfortunately stigmatized by many as having adverse side effects. Some even suggest the injections themselves are painful, dangerous, and potentially toxic. The reality of the situation, however, could not be farther from the truth. As an FDA-approved cosmetic treatment, BOTOX injections are 100% safe, they’re tremendously effective for a variety of applications, and they offer patients a cutting-edge alternative to addictive pain medication and invasive surgical treatments.

The physical action of BOTOX temporarily prevents nerve cells from producing muscular contractions. For patients suffering from TMJ and related disorders, continuous contraction of the jaw and facial muscles results in intense migraines, as well as chronic pain of the jaw, neck, shoulders, and upper back. By blocking the chemical signals that initiate contraction, BOTOX injections physically relax the neck, jaw, and facial muscles to ease tension and eliminate pain at the source.

Are You A Candidate For Dental BOTOX Injections?

  • Do you suffer from frequent headaches or migraines?
  • Have you been diagnosed with bruxism (grinding/clenching of the teeth)?
  • Do you have pain related to temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder?
  • Do you have painful or uncomfortable dentures?
  • Do you suffer from frequent neck, back, or shoulder pain?

What To Expect With Your BOTOX Treatment

Many patients are intimated by the thought of a BOTOX injection, but there is absolutely no reason to be. BOTOX injections are fast, highly effective, and virtually painless. With just a single injection, you’ll start to notice the frequency and severity of your migraines disappearing, the tension in your neck and shoulders easing, and the pain and tension in your jaw all but vanishing. The resulting long-term effects include better sleep, less pain, and a happier, healthier, stress-free life without having to rely on side-effect-inducing medications.

In terms of what to expect from the treatment itself, Dr. Steichen and our team will first meet with you during an initial consultation to determine how many BOTOX injections you’ll need, and where you’ll need them. For the most effective relief from painful muscle tension, the majority of injections are placed in the temple and masseter (jaw muscle) areas. After your injection, a small ice pack is typically all that’s needed in order to reduce temporary discomfort. Most patients start to notice pain relief within a couple of hours, but the real benefits of BOTOX injections will start to appear over the long term. With continuous treatments over a three or four-month period, you will enjoy a largely pain-free life that is free from TMJ-related headaches, migraines, and jaw/neck pain.

Potential Adverse Effects From Dental BOTOX

As we mentioned above, dental BOTOX injections are safe, highly effective, and largely free from adverse side effects. A small number of patients do experience mild side effects after receiving BOTOX treatments for TMJ, including minor bruising, redness, and/or subtle irritation at the site of injection. Temporary muscle fatigue/weakness may also be experienced in a small number of individuals, as well as stomach discomfort or nausea as a result of the injection.

Wipe Away Migraines And Inject Yourself With A Pain-Free Life.

Call today to see if you are a candidate for a pain-relieving BOTOX injection.