Stiffness and pain from TMJ disorders and bruxism can make it difficult to chew, speak, and live comfortably.
BOTOX® relaxes specific muscles, providing relief for patients who struggle with these disorders.
Let's take a look at how Timothy M. Kelly, DMD, PA in Albuquerque, NM, can treat your symptoms with BOTOX...
What Is BOTOX?
BOTOX, also known as botulinum toxin, is an injectable that can be used to relax specific muscles. While BOTOX is perhaps best known for addressing cosmetic concerns like frown lines and wrinkles, BOTOX is also used for pain relief. Dr. Kelly can use BOTOX to alleviate symptoms such as:
- Stiffness and pain in the head and neck from TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders
- Pain in the jaw from bruxism (teeth grinding)
- Chronic migraines and tension headaches
- Chronic neck and back pain
- Muscle spasms including eyelid twitching
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If you're suffering from the pain, stiffness, and headaches that can accompany certain medical conditions like bruxism and TMJ disorders, you may find pain relief with BOTOX. Dr. Tim Kelly has undergone special training to administer botulinum toxin treatments. He can determine if it is possible to alleviate your symptoms and improve your quality of life with BOTOX.
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How Does BOTOX Work?
BOTOX blocks nerve signals that control muscle activity. This relaxes muscles that contract involuntarily, alleviating tension, pain, and clenching that can lead to oral health problems that can be costly to correct.
BOTOX is a diluted neurotoxin protein that can be safely injected into the muscle to alleviate pain. It is generally safe when administered by someone who has undergone training on how to use it properly, like Dr. Tim Kelly.
The BOTOX Timeline
Administering BOTOX injections is a fast and simple procedure that takes just minutes to complete.
Why Receive BOTOX From a Dentist?
Though botulinum toxin treatments like BOTOX, Dysport®, and XEOMIN® are often considered cosmetic treatments that reduce the appearance of wrinkles, botulinum toxin has a place in dentistry. Patients who grind and clench their teeth can wear down their enamel and even cause teeth to fall out completely, so dentists may recommend BOTOX for treatment.
Dentists understand facial anatomy and how the muscles function, which is helpful when administering treatment like BOTOX. Our dentist in Albuquerque can diagnose your condition and determine the best treatment plan.
The Potential Side Effects of BOTOX
Though BOTOX can effectively alleviate the symptoms stemming from your medical condition or disorder, it may cause some side effects. Side effects from BOTOX may include:
- Pain, swelling, or bruising at the injection site
- Eyelid drooping if treatment was around the eyes
- Headache or flu-like symptoms
- Muscle weakness
Choosing to receive BOTOX treatment from a qualified provider like Dr. Tim Kelly can minimize your risk of developing side effects; however, if you notice symptoms like muscle weakness, call your doctor right away.
We Can Use BOTOX Cosmetic
To Smooth Your Skin
Though our practice typically uses BOTOX to treat the symptoms associated with TMJ disorders, chronic headaches, and bruxism, we can also use it to address cosmetic concerns. Comparable to Dysport and XEOMIN, BOTOX Cosmetic can be used to correct:
- Wrinkles around the eyes
- Deep forehead wrinkles
- Frown lines
- Drooping eyelid or eyebrow
Our Albuquerque office also offers fillers like JUVÉDERM® that can enhance the effects of your BOTOX Cosmetic treatment. JUVÉDERM and other fillers can add volume to hollowed or sunken areas of the face and plump skin to smooth wrinkles. Fillers can be used alone or in a strategic combination with BOTOX to help you look younger and more alert.