Mary Swift, DDS – General Dentist   &   Morgan Petty, DDS – General Dentist   

Headache Dentists Provide Botox® Treatment

Headache Dentist Dallas, TX

Headache dentists have started using botulinum toxin, also known as Botox®. It has traditionally been used to smooth out wrinkles in the face, but now it can treat migraine headaches.

Now that Botox has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat chronic migraine headaches in adults, people dealing with migraines have another alternative treatment to choose from.

How is Botox used to treat migraines?

According to the FDA, over 12% of adults in the United States are affected by migraines. Botox has proven to be effective in the prevention of migraines. The administration believes that the treatment option should be available to the people who need it.

When it comes to treating their patients with migraines, headache dentists provide the drug at intervals of about 12 weeks as multiple injections around the head and neck to try to dull future headache symptoms. The injections produce results that last up to three months, depending on the patient.

Botox is often used in dental offices as part of a comprehensive treatment plan, but not as a stand-alone procedure. Headache dentists who use Botox have to have received appropriate education and training prior to administering Botox.

Before a patient undergoes Botox treatment at their dentists, they should make sure that they understand the risks, benefits and costs by asking questions about their treatment plan and the use of Botox to achieve their desired result.

Are there side effects associated with the use of Botox?

Yes, according to the FDA, if Botox is allowed to accidentally spread through the body, the toxin can cause muscle weakness, swallowing difficulties, breathing difficulty and urinary incontinence. However, resistance to Botox is possible over time if the patient has been given high doses of the toxin repeatedly.

When a patient has developed a tolerance for Botox, a different form of the toxin may be needed to achieve the same results.

Can I get Botox treatment at any dentist?

No. Botox is offered by some dentists, but a lot of dentists do not offer treatment that includes the use of Botox. If a patient is interested in using Botox to treat their migraines, they can go online to search for a dentist that offers the treatment. However, it is important that they make sure that the dentist is qualified to administer the toxin.

Even though the use of Botox in dentistry still requires a lot of research and education for both the patient and dental health professional, there is a belief that it will become more common in the near future.

Conclusion

Botox is known for its uses in cosmetic surgery, but it can also be used to treat migraines. That is why headache dentists have started administering it in their practices. If you have migraines and are interested in treating the condition with Botox, then schedule an appointment with a dentist that offers Botox treatment to find out more.

Request an appointment here: https://dallascosmeticdentist.us or call Dallas Laser Dentistry at (214) 702-5708 for an appointment in our Dallas office.

Check out what others are saying about our dental services on Yelp: Headache Dentist in Dallas, TX.

Recent Posts

What To Consider With Treating TMJ With Botox

If you are one of the many individuals who suffer from TMJ, you may be researching the effects Botox® has on this problem. Believe it or not, it can work to help some of the unfortunate aspects of this condition. TMJ  can sometimes make everyday activities and simple things we take for granted, like chewing,…

How Botox Can Help With TMJ Disorder

Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ) is a common disorder that involves the jawbone not functioning correctly that is difficult to treat. However, there are methods to treat it that aren’t all that invasive, such as Botox for TMJ. The truth is TMJ is a severe condition that can cause all sorts of problems, including the inability…

When Would A Dentist Recommend Botox For TMJ?

Botox® for TMJ might be recommended if a dentist determines you have problems with your temporomandibular joints that are being caused by overactive muscles or if other treatments have failed. A TMJ disorder is a problem that affects the temporomandibular joints. These are the joints that connect the lower jaw to the rest of your…

Facial Botox From A General Dentist For Temporomandibular Disorders

The application of facial botox® in dentistry is quickly becoming more popular, especially for the treatment of temporomandibular disorders (TMJ). When administered by a trained and experienced general dentist, facial Botox® can provide fast relief from the unpleasant and frustrating side effects of the condition. If you have TMJ disorder, continue reading to know how…

Recent Posts

Looking For Cavities At A Dental Checkup

Looking For Cavities At A Dental Checkup

Getting a dental checkup is often one of the most critical ways of keeping your smile in great condition. One thing the appointment involves is looking for cavities. Finding them early allows you to get the right treatment. That way, these are less likely to become worse issues. Keep reading to learn more about the…

What A Dental Checkup And Cleaning Include

What A Dental Checkup And Cleaning Include

The dentist often does a dental checkup and cleaning to look for cavities or other teeth issues. That way, the patient can have a professional cleaning and exam every six months. Many times, patients do need to come in more often than that. That is true if the patient is at risk for an oral…