Do you suffer from tightness in your jaw or frequent tension headaches?
Dr. Christy Ebeling of East Cobb Premier Dental is certified by the American Academy of Facial Esthetics to help treat your symptoms with the use of botulinum toxin, otherwise known as BoNT-A (Botox®). Botox can be very helpful for patients for both oral and maxillofacial cosmetic and therapeutic use.
Common symptoms can be:
- Headaches/Migraines (often in the morning)
- Jaw pain or discomfort
- Ear pain or dizziness
- Bite problems
- Clicking or popping of the jaw
- Frequent jaw locking
You’re getting these symptoms because of something known as Acetylcholine, which depolarizes the motor end plate of your muscle causing it to contract, which can hurt or at the very least cause you discomfort!
Botox works as an inhibitor, either greatly reducing the intensity of your contractions or stopping them altogether. This temporary muscle paralysis is NOT harmful to you in any way. The treatments can last up to 3 months and have no side effects.
Dr. Ebeling is well trained with TMJ/TMD and the use of Botox as a successful way to treat your discomfort and will first have a consultation on the right treatment schedule for you! Give East Cobb Premier Dental a call at 770-218-0218 to schedule your appointment.