How Does BOTOX® Treat TMJ Disorder? Dentist Sandy Springs, Ga

TMJ disorder pain
TMD jaw pain can be excruciating.

TMJ pain is often the result of issues with the (jaw) joint and/or surrounding muscles including, but not limited to, grinding/clenching of teeth, stress in facial muscles, dislocation of the disc, arthritis or trauma to the jaw.  If this joint becomes displaced or overworked through excessive teeth grinding or clenching, you may suffer severe tension headaches, as well as sharp pain in their jaw.

BOTOX® relieves jaw tension by making the muscles unable to engage in the powerful movement of the jaw that produces headaches and pain.

The BOTOX® treatment for TMJ disorder and jaw tension is typically quick, straightforward, and effective.  Non-surgical BOTOX® injections are administered in our Sandy Springs office requiring no hospital stay.  Most patients experience noticeable improvement within 24 to 48 hours of their first treatment, although relief can take up to a week.

Only the areas injected with Botox will be “relaxed.” The treatment for TMJ therapy will not affect anywhere else in your body. The injections are mainly in the temporalis, frontalis and masseter muscles, while additional sites may be injected with Botox depending on the severity of the headaches.

We’re trained by the American Academy of Facial Esthetics to help you if you are having these types of issues with from muscle stress and jaw pain.  No one executes more injections per day than a dentist.  For a complimentary consult in our Sandy Springs office call today or email us.

Hanna Orland, DMD

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Atlanta, GA 30328

404-256-3620

www.rightsmilecenter.com

info@rightsmilecenter.com

Aging Treatment Options | Dentist Sandy Springs

 

Botox and Dermal fillers
Cosmetic Botox and Dermal Fillers return a youthful appearance.

Think you have no control over fine lines, wrinkles or sagging skin? Think again!

While many assume these skin changes are an inevitable part of growing older, when we look closer at the skin aging process, it becomes clear that our environment and our lifestyle choices may have made all the difference.  For example, over-exposure to the sun or choices like tobacco use can also play a role in the skin’s aging process. Smoking, for example, damages the skin’s elastin and collagen.

Here are two of today’s top cosmetic skin procedures offered at the Right Smile Center:

BOTOX®:
Fine lines and wrinkles affect not only how we look, but how we look at ourselves. And, when it comes to achieving a fresh, more youthful appearance, there are no non-surgical treatments as popular or effective as BOTOX. Working essentially as a muscle relaxer, BOTOX reduces the appearance of dynamic lines such as frown lines or crow’s feet. And, though not a permanent solution, the effects of BOTOX will often last up to several months.

Juvederm Fillers:
For deep-set wrinkles that do not respond well to BOTOX, we often recommend a soft-tissue filler such as Juvéderm®. Working to fill in the valleys of creases, these minimally-invasive treatments add volume to the skin and restore a more youthful face shape.

Ready to find out what the Right Smile Center can do for you?  Contact us today and schedule your consultation. Our offices are located in the heart of Sandy Springs.  We look forward to meeting you.

 

Hanna Orland, DMD

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Atlanta, GA 30328

404-256-3620

www.rightsmilecenter.com

info@rightsmilecenter.com

Botox | Dentist Sandy Springs

Botox
Cosmetic Botox and Dermal Fillers

Because it’s so famous for its wrinkle reducing effects, Botox, like Kleenex or Xerox has become the verb for describing the treatment, regardless of the manufacturer used.[1]  BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of both moderate to severe crow’s feet lines and frown lines between the eyebrows in adults.  As anti-wrinkle cosmetic treatments go, Botox is the number one choice for smoother, younger-looking skin. The procedure is pain-free[2], non-permanent and so quick you could be in and out within your lunch hour, seriously. And results are visible in only a few days.

And Botox is not just for wrinkles anymore. It is much, much more.  It’s being used for both FDA approved[3] and ‘off label’ treatment with doctors experimenting with 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.  Currently, it is the most common performed procedure in the world and you can have done in our office.  No one should have more experience with injections than our dentist.

It’s not as expensive as you might think.  Call today for your complimentary evaluation.

Hanna Orland, DMD

Right Smile Center, LLC

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Atlanta, GA 30328

404-256-3620

www.rightsmilecenter.com

info@rightsmilecenter.com

[1] While Botox was the first drug to utilize botulinum toxin, newer products include Dysport, Myobloc and Xeomin. Each product is a little different, particularly when it comes to dosage units, so they aren’t interchangeable.

[2] No anesthetic is needed during treatment.

[3]  The product known as BOTOX® Cosmetic was approved by the FDA in 2002 for the treatment of glabellar frown lines and in 2013 for the improvement of lateral canthal lines.

WHY IS YOUR DENTIST OFFERING BOTOX?

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

404-256-3620

www.rightsmilecenter.com

info@rightsmilecenter.com

[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.

Migraines and TMD

TMJ BOTOX Botox is not just for wrinkles anymore.  It is much, much more.  It’s being used for both FDA approved and off label applications to help patients with disorders such as migraines and TMJ disorder.  So of its results are astonishing, creating some 90 patient application pending treatments for FDA approval.

Presently, it is the most commonly performed procedure in the world and you can have it done in our Sandy Springs office by one of our certified dentists.  No one should have to go through the pain of TMJ or migraines when you can inexpensively receive relief in our office.  And no one is more experienced at providing injections than a dentist.  Properly administered, it’s a simple, non-surgical treatment to reduce pain.  When performed properly, that is without dilution, it’s not as expensive as you might think.  Call today for your complimentary evaluation.

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Sandy Springs, GA 30328

404-256-3620

www.rightsmilecenter.com

info@rightsmilecenter.com

Migraine pain – visit our office

TMJ BOTOXIt’s awful to suffer from migraine headaches because they are more than just a headache.  They occur on the average of one to four times a month.  Unlike a tension headache, they are often accompanied by nausea or vomiting.  And the pain is intensified by physical activity usually so severe they interfere with normal daily activities.

Statistically, about 30 percent of migraine sufferers have a warning that consists of neurologic signs and jaw pain they experience before the migraine episode begins. The most commonly experienced signs are visual, during which patients see small, colored dots, flashing bright lights or multicolored zigzag lines that may form a shimmering crescent-like shape.

The best way to cope with migraines and other headaches is not with pills.  Come in and see a dentist with experience in the use of Botox to relieve the tension created by your jaw muscles.  Botox reduces the muscle’s capability to flex, ultimately re-training your facial jaw muscle.  Over about 9 months of treatment you will begin to weened off[1] of Botox  simultaneously abating from clenching, particularly during sleep.

If we can provide you with more information, please contact us for a complimentary consult.

Hanna Orland, DMD

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Atlanta, GA 30328

404-256-3620

www.rightsmilecenter.com

info@rightsmilecenter.com

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