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TMJ BOTOX Treatment

TMJ and Migraine Botox Therapy

Do you have tension headaches or pain in your jaw from grinding during the day or when you sleep?  Do you suffer from migraines?

No matter what the theory is that causes these issues, studies show that clenching and grinding your teeth leads to the destruction of otherwise healthy dentition, exacerbates periodontal diseases and often causes TMD, headaches and facial pain.

We often use bite appliances as the treatment of choice, however, on occasion the grinding will not stop or the headaches just will not go away.

We now use BOTOX routinely as one of our treatment choices to help our patients.

In our never-ending efforts to widen our services, keep up with technological changes, and perform procedures as well as, if not better than, any other health care provider, we offer therapeutic uses of Botox to treat these issues.

We can treat migraines, bruxism and TMJ patients with painless bilateral injections of Botox into muscles. Using the correct amount of Botox will reduce the intensity of contraction of these muscles and the relief and re-programming of these muscles can help eliminate facial pain, reduce TMJ symptoms, eliminate headaches, and generally reduce the effects of bruxism.  Over about 9 months of treatment the patient will begin to ween off[1] of Botox and at the same time abate from clenching, particularly during sleep.

If these are issues you are experiencing contact or call us to see Dr. Orland and Dr. Scheinfeld for a complimentary consult.

Hanna Orland, DMD

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Atlanta, GA 30328


[1] Botox is absolutely non-habit forming.  This term of art means that you won’t be dependent on relief from Botox treatment, which generally lasts about 3 months.


Author: Drs. Novy and ZoAnna Scheinfeld and Hanna Orland

Our team provides your family with contemporary, rewarding, and comfortable dental care. In our Sandy Springs office, patients come first. Everything we do, from the office design, to our clinical and management training, to the friendly atmosphere we foster in the practice, is for your pleasure and satisfaction. Dr. Scheinfeld, a graduate of Emory University School of Dentistry and her associates understand the importance of balancing health and beauty for an amazing smile. Our comprehensive studies in cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, and general dentistry, supported with state-of-the-art technology, deliver the strong, healthy, beautiful smile you deserve—the smile you'll feel comfortable sharing with your world.

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