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Headaches and Migraines

Do you suffer from chronic headaches or migraines? We definitely know how debilitating they can be. When a migraine occurs, nothing matters but getting rid of that excruciating pain. Headaches and migraines can often be a symptom of TMJ disorders caused by some form of tension in the jaw, and there can be many different reasons for TMJ problems such as teeth grinding and stress. But thanks to Botox, you don’t have to endure the pain or settle for meds that may only provide a band-aid solution with little relief.

Let’s explore a little more about how Botox is used to help treat patients with TMJ-associated headaches and pain.

What Is Temporomandibular Joint Disorder?

Temporomandibular joint disorder or TMJ is an umbrella term used to describe tension, pain, and dysfunction of the jaw and surrounding area. Pinpointing the exact cause of this disorder isn’t always easy, but our experts at Ottawa TMJ & Sleep Apnea Clinic will perform a thorough inspection and examination to determine the source of the headaches or migraines that you are experiencing.

How can Botox Relieve TMJ Associated Headaches and Migraines?
When patients suffer from a form of temporomandibular joint disorder, one of the more common symptoms it can cause is aches and pains around the face and jaw area, including headaches and migraines. Although the source of TMJ disorders can be difficult to identify, there can be many contributing factors such as stress, which can cause teeth grinding while a patient is sleeping.

Thankfully, Botox has proven to be an effective alternative treatment for this since it can target the surrounding muscles of the jaw and face. This can help prevent them from grinding and clenching while the patient is asleep, which is a common contributing factor for TMJ associated headaches.

Am I a Candidate for this Treatment?
If you suffer from a TMJ disorder and experience aching pains in the jaw or intense headaches and migraines, you should talk us at the Ottawa TMJ & Sleep Apnea Clinic as soon as possible. Our team will assess your jaw and facial area, or perform X-rays if necessary to get a thorough understanding of what is causing your pain. If teeth are grinding and tension is a source of your headaches, Botox could be a recommended treatment for you.

Even though Botox is safe to use, each patient will undergo a screening process to ensure they are an eligible candidate for this treatment. Our team of experts will always ensure that every patient fully understands the process thoroughly so they can feel safe and comfortable in our clinic.

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