BOTOX is the only FDA-approved preventive treatment for chronic migraines.
With Botox treatment, many TMJ headaches can be prevented before they even start.
When Botox is injected into facial muscles suffering from soreness and discomfort, it relieves TMJ and jaw tension for many patients.
The injections can often eliminate headaches resulting from TMJ, teeth grinding, and, in cases of severe stress, may even minimize lockjaw.
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It is not a painful procedure and most patients compare it to getting a small pinprick. After treatment, you should be able to return to your normal routine almost immediately.
Most patients will experience noticeable improvement within one or two days of their first treatment, although relief can take a week or more.
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This is not the right treatment solution for all people. Botox has shown best results with people who suffer from chronic headaches. It is most effective for those who suffer from headaches (including tension-type) 15 or more days of the month, of which eight or more is a migraine.
Some patients have experienced side-effects from Botox treatments. You will need to discuss treatment and possible side effects with your doctor.
Botox injections for treatment of TMJ is not a permanent solution. You will need to new treatments every 3-4 months.
Botox TMJ Treatment Questions to Discuss with Your Doctor
These questions are provided for your reference so you can be prepared for your Botox TMJ headache treatment consultation.
- How many days were you totally headache free last month?
- How do your headaches and migraines make you feel?
- What other treatments have you tried for headaches?
- How often do you take over the counter or prescription treatments for headaches?
- Will Botox work for me?
- Any other questions you may have about Botox treatment.
As with many medical procedures, your results may vary.
Ready to learn more about Botox headache treatment in Plano, Texas area?
Contact us today to set up your free TMJ consultation. Dr. Wilhite has over 30 years experience and can test and diagnose your TMJ Disorder. He will be able to discuss possible treatments to decide which is right for you.
We can also talk about affordable financing and dental insurance options to make sure you get the dental care you need.