What is Botox®?

  • Botox® has been proven as a safe and effective therapy, and has been widely used for more than 25 years.
  • Botox® (onabotulinumtoxinA) is part of a group of drugs known as biologics—biologic medicines are made from living things. Botox® is a purified protein that is made from a type of bacteria called Clostridium botulinum type A.
  • It is a non-systemic focal therapy, administered directly into the desired site of action. No unwanted side effects: no GI upset, fatigue, confusion, depression, or liver toxicity.

Botox® Therapeutic™ Treatment for Migraines

For patients who experience frequent and severe migraine headaches (15 or more migraines a month that last for up to four hours each day), Botox® Therapeutic™ can provide relief. When injected into specific trigger points around the face, neck, and head, Botox® Therapeutic™ has been clinically proven to alleviate about nine headaches per month.

While other headache remedies are only effective after you are already experiencing symptoms, Botox® Therapeutic™ is a preventative therapy. It may take several weeks for results to develop, but when injected every 12 weeks by our dentist, can help effectively manage chronic migraines.

Botox® Therapeutic™ Treatment for TMJ Dysfunction

Short for temporomandibular joint, the TMJ is located on both sides of the mouth where the jaw meets the skull. This joint aids in chewing, talking, laughing, yawning, and other functions where the mouth is open and moving. When the TMJ becomes overworked due to excessive teeth grinding or clenching, TMJ dysfunction can occur. This condition is characterized by pain, clicking, grinding, or popping in the jaw, as well as tension headaches.

When Botox® Therapeutic™ treatment is injected into the TMJ, it can relax the underlying activity in the joint, causing it to relax, and alleviating symptoms to restore normal function of the jaw. Although relief is felt by most patients after two weeks, Botox® Therapeutic™ may take more time to work in some cases.

4 Areas of Use:

Head
  • Headaches
  • Sinus headaches/migraines
  • Aches in the forehead/temples
  • Sinus pressure
  • Facial aches
  • Pain behind the eyes
  • Facial muscle spasm
Jaw
  • Popping, clicking, and grating noises
  • Tenderness or pain in the jaw joint
  • Difficulty opening or closing mouth
  • Jaw ‘’locks’’ or ‘’sticks’’
  • Difficulty yawning, chewing, and opening wide
Neck
  • Neck pain/stiffness
  • Tired or sore muscles
  • Muscle spasms
  • Lack of mobility
  • Shoulder and backaches
Teeth
  • Clenching or grinding teeth
  • Inconsistent tooth pain (relocates)
  • Pain when swallowing, speaking, or chewing
Other Uses
  • Maxillary Vertical Excess-Gummy Smile
  • Depressor Anguli Oris (Triangularis)
  • Tongue thrust,
  • Hypertonic Lips : Orbicularis Oris (Sphincter) Control
  • Mentalis