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Smiles of Distinction Now Offers Botox for Patients Who Suffer from Headaches and TMJ


Savage, MN -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/30/2015 -- Botox is a facial therapeutic and esthetic agent used for therapeutic and esthetic facial applications for the treatment of facial pain, medical-facial therapy, dental-facial therapy, TMJ syndrome and occlusal (bad bite) dysfunction. The use of Botox is one of the most underused facial pain therapies. It has tremendous potential to provide new services and better treatment outcomes in every medical and dental practice.

Dr. Schultz recognizes that this is effective therapy at the source of bruxism (excessive tooth grinding) and jaw muscles and facial muscles themselves. "Botox allows these muscles to relax and return to their normal size. The skin covering these muscles also relaxes and many of the facial wrinkles also relax and disappear. It has two positive effects at the same time, pain relief and making patients look younger," Dr. Schultz remarked.

"Botox has proven to be very effective in treating TMJ pain," stated Dr. Schultz. Botox is used as an alternative treatment for TMJ disorders and associated jaw tension and pain. When injected into facial muscles afflicted with soreness and discomfort, Botox relieves TMJ and jaw tension for many patients. The injections often eliminate headaches resulting from teeth grinding, and, in cases of severe stress, Botox can even minimize lock jaw. Dr. Bart Schultz is now offering Botox in his office for his patients who suffer from TMJ pain that hasn't responded well to other medications. Some medications previously used to treat TMJ have side effects or are ineffective.

Some 30% of the population suffers from headaches, a condition that occurs more frequently in women than men. Often these headache symptoms are caused from migraines, stress, and chronic tension. Doctors have proposed several explanations for the disparity, including different levels of external stress and gender-related differences in the psychological response to pain. Research, however, suggests that sex hormones are to blame and circumstantial evidence supports this theory. In women, the headaches typically begin after puberty and tend to decrease in both frequency and intensity after menopause.

About Dr. Schultz
Dr. Schultz has taken continuing education classes from Dr. Pete Dawson and Dr. Frank Spear. He is an active member of the following: American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, the Minnesota Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and Dr. Schultz received his Mastership award in the Academy of General Dentistry.

To make an appointment with Dr. Schultz, call 952-894-2545.