Dallas Dentist Uses Botox® To Successfully Treat TMJ Headache Pain
The most promising and exciting new addition to the dental arsenal against
TMJ is having Botox injected into the painful muscles. One single session of
injections is curative for 2/3 of the patients.
Now there is no need to waste money on TMJ splints or night guards that most patients quickly stop wearing. Instead, you may get relief from TMJ clenching, grinding, and headache pain within a week with therapeutic Botox injections from Dr. Mary Swift at Dallas Laser Dentistry Dr. Swift has been trained in the therapeutic use of Botox for headache pain and other TMJ symptoms by Andy Blumenfeld, M.D. Dr. Blumenfeld is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he completed both a neurology residency and a neurodiagnostics fellowship. With over 10 years' experience in the use of Botulinum Toxin Type A, Dr. Blumenfeld is an internationally recognized authority on the utilization of Botulinum Toxin Type A for the treatment of headache and has significant experience as a researcher, speaker and national injector trainer. He was Chief of Service for the Department of Neurology at Kaiser Permanente in San Diego, and is currently Director of The Headache Center of Southern California. Dr. Blumenfeld is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
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The most common benefit of Botox® is the reduction in the number of clenching events and their intensity. This will reduce the destruction of your teeth, gums and jaw joint, and reduce the discomfort and pain in your face and chewing muscles. Other benefits are that only the injected areas are affected and results are often seen within 24 - 48 hours. Another possible benefit is that the botulinum toxin does not stay in the body indefinitely, so if there is an adverse effect it is only temporary. There is also the likely possibility that with frequent treatments, the injected muscles will atrophy allowing the patient to go longer and longer between treatments.
Botox® may or may not be the best treatment for the results you desire. An ideal candidate meets the following conditions:
Click here to schedule a free Botox®/TMJ Consultatation with Dr. Mary Swift. The above criteria are not comprehensive. Be sure to discuss with your doctor if you are an ideal candidate for Botox® and if it is the best treatment plan for your desired results.
At the initial consultation Dr. Swift will first determine if you are an appropriate
candidate (see ideal candidate) for Botox® and if indeed it is the best treatment
for the results you desire. You should also discuss your medical history with the
doctor. She will assess if you are allergic or hypersensitive to any ingredient in
Botox®. Furthermore, it is imperative that you disclose all medications, vitamins,
herbs, and supplements you currently take. These substances could hinder or intensify
the potency of the Botox® or cause bleeding and bruising at the injection sites.