Can Dental Botox Treat Headaches?

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Dental Botox can treat migraines and other headaches quickly and effectively. Talk to Dental Partners of Boston for a consultation.

Often thought of as purely cosmetic, Botox is actually a useful tool for treating migraine headaches brought on by TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder. Your Boston cosmetic dentist at Dental Partners of Boston can apply Botox to the muscles around your head and neck to reduce migraine headaches. Dental Botox works by treating your headaches’ underlying issue of TMJ disorder.

What is TMJ Disorder?

There are many types of TMJ disorders, but generally speaking, TMJ disorders involve the muscles around the head, neck, face, and outer jaw. These muscles become chronically tight, stressed, or overworked, which results in facial pain and migraine headaches. Unfortunately, it is difficult to determine the exact cause of TMJ disorder because there are many factors that contribute, including:

  • Genetic problems
  • Prior jaw injury
  • Arthritis
  • Bruxism (the chronic grinding of teeth, either while awake or asleep)

It may be difficult to determine the exact cause of your migraine headache, but dental Botox from Dental Partners of Boston is effective at treating all four causes.

How Does Dental Botox Work?

A member of our dental team will talk with you about where you are experiencing your headaches. They will examine your head and neck to find the specific muscles to give you optimal relief. The targeted muscles are shallow, so unpleasant deep injections are not necessary. Oddly, it is uncertain exactly how dental Botox fixes migraines, but the treatment has been proven effective for chronic headaches.

Another fortunate result of dental Botox is that it can also treat your headaches before they occur. Alternative treatments like prescription medicine only treat the problem once you’ve already begun suffering from it.

Will Dental Botox Help Me?

When you consider treatment for frequent headaches, we strongly suggest you consult with your primary care physician. Your physician will rule out any other causes for your migraines. However, if you suffer from a migraine headache often enough that it interrupts your life, you may be a candidate for our Boston dental Botox procedure. If you struggle with headaches 15 out of 30 days and are over the age of 18, you are officially eligible to receive dental Botox therapy. We strongly advise you to look into dental Botox if you are tired of constantly taking prescribed medication for headaches.

A dental Botox treatment is easy and comfortable. We will examine your neck and teeth to search for muscle soreness and signs of bruxism. Then we will design your custom Botox treatment plan. You can expect quick results from Botox, and start living free of your headaches. Schedule an appointment with Dental Partners of Boston today to look into a Botox treatment.

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