BOTOX® is for More Than Just Wrinkles!
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It is widely known that BOTOX® is an effective method to counter wrinkles. BOTOX® works by blocking the nerves that contract muscles, softening the appearance of wrinkles. BOTOX® is effective at treating current wrinkles as well as preventing wrinkles which is why many are choosing to begin BOTOX® treatments when they are younger and wrinkles have not fully formed yet.
However, most people don’t know that BOTOX® has also been shown to be effective in treating chronic migraines. In fact, it is so effective that the FDA approved BOTOX® for migraine treatment in 2010. The BOTOX® ® alternative treatment for TMJ disorders and jaw tension is usually quick, straightforward, and effective. A non-surgical procedure, BOTOX® ® injections are administered in a doctor’s office and treatment requires no hospital stay. Most patients experience noticeable improvement within one or two days of their first treatment, although relief can take up to a week.
In addition, BOTOX® is also effective for other uses, including as an alternative treatment for TMJ (temporo-mandibular joint) disorders and associated jaw tension and pain. When injected into facial muscles afflicted with soreness and discomfort, BOTOX® ® relieves TMJ and jaw tension for many patients. The injections often eliminate headaches resulting from teeth grinding, and, in cases of severe stress, BOTOX® can even minimize lock jaw. Although BOTOX® treatment for these conditions is presently experimental; evidence indicates that it can be extremely effective.
It should be known that, as with any treatment, side effects are possible with BOTOX®, although they are rare. At Affinity Dental, BOTOX® is specially priced at $10 per unit. We are happy to provide a free consultation to discuss how BOTOX® may help you with wrinkles, TMJ or migraines. As a dentist, Dr. Kelly B. Wettstein has advanced training in the oral and maxillofacial areas (the face from chin to forehead) and is also a certified provider of BOTOX®.
Dr. Kelly B. Wettstein owns Affinity Dental on the SE corner of Ocotillo & Rittenhouse Rd, 21321 E. Ocotillo Rd #130, Queen Creek, AZ. He has been practicing for 10 years and happily sees patients of all ages. Affinity Dental also accepts most insurances, has convenient hours, and a variety of wonderful amenities to provide you with a soothing and compassionate dental experience.
Call our Queen Creek Dental Office to make an appointment with a dentist who may be able to help you find out more about this topic, and improve your oral health.