Treating Your Headaches With Botox

In order to ensure patients of all ages enjoy healthier smiles, we offer residents of Urbandale, IA, an array of preventive, cosmetic, prosthetic, and restorative dental care. As part of our treatments, we provide Botox, which helps address everything from TMJ dysfunction and headaches to airway breathing obstructions. How do we stop headaches and prevent other issues with this facial treatment system?

The Botox Treatment System

We typically administer Botox during your routine checkup and cleaning visits. Since the results tend to last about six months, we can again administer treatment during follow up exams. Once administered, the treatment helps relax facial muscles, addressing a number of issues with the health and appearance of your smile.

Addressing TMJ Disorder and More

TMJ disorder occurs when the jaw joints, which control the actions needed to eat and speak, undergo excessive strain. The stress could lead to trouble fully opening and closing the mouth, as well as a host of uncomfortable symptoms, such as headaches and jaw pain. Patients may also develop bruxism, in which they grind their teeth nightly, increasing the risk of damaged teeth and the onset of tooth decay and infection. Since the procedure helps relax facial muscles, it reduces tension on the jaw joints and stops uncomfortable TMJ and bruxism-related symptoms. Relieving tension in the jaw and facial muscles also helps treat headaches and migraines.

Some patients may also suffer from obstructed breathing. Caused due to the collapse of soft tissues, or as a result of problems with the growth of oral structures, this could lead to the onset of sleep apnea and poor quality of life. The body may also attempt to create new airways as you rest, leading to a greater risk of acid reflux and teeth grinding due to tension and jaw clenching. However, with our facial treatment we help address airway issues and prevent the onset of acid reflux or destroyed dental work.

Cosmetic Benefits

Of course, the treatment is most well-known for cosmetic benefits. When we administer the treatment to address your TMJ disorder or other oral health concerns, the solution also helps ease tension in the facial muscles, smoothing fine lines and wrinkles around the forehead, eyes, and mouth. Patients enjoy a younger appearance and feel more confident. If you have any questions about Botox or any of our other cosmetic, restorative, or general dental procedures, then contact our team today.

Do You Have Questions About Our Facial Treatments?

Dr. Lawson and our team offer a comprehensive array of treatments to help families enjoy better oral health. To learn more about Botox and other treatment options, schedule a consultation by calling our dentistry office in Urbandale, IA, at 515-278-4366. We also serve residents of Waukee, Grimes, Johnston, and Clive, IA.