Migraines, TMD and Bruxism

Botox treatment of migraine headachesWe now use BOTOX routinely as one of our treatment choices to help our patients with migraines, TMD and bruxism.

Botox (and Xeomin) is not just for wrinkles anymore. It’s much, much more.  It’s being used for both FDA approved and ‘off label’ treatment with dentists experimenting in how to help patient disorders such as migraine headaches, gummy smiles (not FDA approved) and TMJ disorder (also not FDA approved).  Some of its results are astonishing, creating some 90 patient applications pending FDA approval. In conjunction with our cosmetic uses, our practice offers Botox and Xeomin for therapeutic applications.

Bruxism (teeth clenching)

Bruxism often causes TMD, headaches and facial pain.  And dentistry is moving towards treating bruxism and TMJ disorder patients with painless bilateral injections of Botox into your facial muscles. Using the right amount of Botox will reduce the intensity of contraction of these muscles and the relief can help eliminate facial pain, reduce TMJ symptoms, eliminate headaches, and generally reduce the effects of bruxism. The goal is to retrain the muscles to relax.

Currently, it is the most common performed procedure in the world and you can have it done in our dental office by Dr. Orland.  Given the number of injections we make per day, rest assured, no one should have more experience with injections than a dentist.

Pre-Treatment Consultation

Each case presents a unique circumstance and requires an individualized evaluation which we do at no cost or obligation to you.  During a pre-treatment consultation, we will discuss your symptoms, goals and treatment options. And if we determine the treatment isn’t appropriate for you, you have no obligation. Given the results, it’s not as expensive as you might think.  So please let us know when we can schedule your complimentary consultation.

Schedule dental visits for you and your family today by calling The Right Smile Center in Sandy Springs at 404-256-3620 or Chamblee at 770-455-6076. Our dental office is conveniently located on Carpenter Drive in Sandy Springs, and Chamblee Dunwoody Road in Chamblee, where we serve patients from Sandy Springs, Chamblee, Brookhaven, Roswell, Dunwoody, Buckhead, Alpharetta, Johns Creek, East Cobb and surrounding communities. We welcome new patients and will be happy to answer all of your questions over the phone or in person. Our dentists and team look forward to making you, and your loved ones, smile!