Want relief from #TMJ pain, #Migraine or Tension #Headaches?

Botox is Now Available in our dental office for TMJ Pain, Headaches.

You may not have heard about Botox therapy for head, neck, and/or facial pain. The same effect of Botox that reduces the appearance of wrinkles (relaxing muscles) is used to reduce the intensity of muscle contractions. Intense and/or prolonged muscle contractions of our muscles used for chewing can cause pain and damage to our teeth. Pain can be in the contracted muscle or can be referred to a distant site. Severe clenching and grinding of the teeth can cause the teeth to chip, break, or even need root canal treatments.

How Does BOTOX® Treat Jaw Tension and TMJ Disorder?

Botox is injected into the masseter muscles of the jaw to treat TMJ, an inflammation of the TMJ joint in the jaw.

Located on both sides of the head at the point where the jawbone meets the skull, the temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ) is used during talking, eating, swallowing, and other everyday activities. If this joint becomes displaced or is overworked through excessive teeth grinding, a person may suffer severe tension headaches, as well as sharp pain in the jaw. BOTOX® relieves jaw tension by making muscles unable to engage in the powerful, often unconscious movement of the jaw that produces headaches and pain.
The BOTOX® alternative treatment for TMJ disorders and jaw tension is usually quick, straightforward, and effective. A non-surgical procedure, BOTOX® injections are administered in a doctor’s office and treatment requires no hospital stay. Most patients experience noticeable improvement within one or two days of their first treatment, although relief can take up to a week.

Botox For Migraine and Tension Headaches and Neck Pain?

Recently, Botox has become a tool to help relieve migraine headaches and associated neck muscle pain. It has proven to be very effective in pain relief from muscle sources. It is important to distinguish the source of pain since Botox works on muscles. This mechanism is why Botox reduces wrinkles! Botox can be used in differentiation of pain source. If it does not give some relief, the source of pain is probably not the muscles. Many patients seeking Botox treatment for wrinkle reduction report elimination or reduction of migraine headaches as an added bonus

In Georgia, only Dentists certified by the Board of Dentsitry can inject Botox for the purposes of TMJ pain, Migraine and Tension Headaches. Dr. Ushma Patel is board certified to inject Botox for this purpose.

Use it, Don’t Lose It !!!

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Now is the time to plan for the completion of your dental treatment before the end of the year. All insurance plans have a yearly maximum. If you do not use this maximum amount, the remainder is lost.

If you have already met your deductible and you have treatment to be completed or to be started, take advantage of your benefits this year.  If necessary, we can use the maximum allowed this year, and complete the work next year with the next year’s allowance.

Good planning will allow you to take advantage of the full benefit of your policy. Please do not wait until the last few weeks of the year, when our congested schedule will make it difficult to appoint a convenient time for you.

Our goal is to provide you with quality dental services, so let us help you maximize your dental insurance coverage in the process.

If you have questions about what insurance you have remaining for the year or what treatment has been recommended, please contact our office team. They will be happy to help you with your insurance and treatment questions.

Call us today at 770-623-8750 to schedule your next appointment and take full advantage of your remaining dental benefits

 

Six Month Smiles

Dr. Ushma Patel in Suwanee provides Six Month Smiles

If Your Teeth Could Talk … The Mouth Offers Clues to Disorders and Disease; Dentists Could Play Larger Role in Patient Care

Tell us what you think?

Here is the link and some comments below from a great article in WSJ on 12/27/11 about the systemic link between teeth and your overall health.

http://online.wsj.com/article/health_journal.html

“We have lots of data showing a direct correlation between inflammation in the mouth and inflammation in the body,”

Some 20 million Americans—including 6% of children and 9% of adults—saw a dentist but not a doctor in 2008, according to a study in the American Journal of Public Health this month

Dr. Ushma Patel – Center for Advanced Dentistry 770-623-8750 www.johnscreeksedationdentist.com in Johns Creek, Suwanee GA

If Your Teeth Could Talk

If Your Teeth Could Talk

Sixth Sense Technology

You need to see this Ted Talk, given in Nov 2009, talks of devices for marrying the digital and physical worlds. I was blown away and so will you.

An Unborn’s conversation with God

Spend 2 minutes to feel one truth of life:

A baby asked God, “They tell me you are sending me to earth tomorrow,
but how am I going to live there being so small and helpless?”

God said, “Your angel will be waiting for you and will take care of you.”

The child further inquired, “But tell me, here in heaven I don’t have
to do anything but sing and smile to be happy.”

God said, “Your angel will sing for you and will also smile for you.
And you will feel your angel’s love and be very happy.”

Again the small child asked, “And how am I going to be able to understand
when people talk to me if I don’t know the language?”

God said, “Your angel will tell you the most beautiful and sweet words
you will ever hear, and with much patience and care, your angel will
teach you how to speak.”

“And what am I going to do when I want to talk to you?”

God said, “Your angel will place your hands together and will teach
you how to pray.”

“Who will protect me?”

God said, “Your angel will defend you even if it means risking its life.”

“But I will always be sad because I will not see you anymore.”

God said, “Your angel will always talk to you about Me and will teach
you the way to come back to Me, even though I will always be next to you.”

At that moment there was much peace in Heaven, but voices from Earth
could be heard and the child hurriedly asked, “God, if I am to leave
now, please tell me my angel’s name.”

God said, You will simply call her, “Mom.”

Author Unknown.

Did You Know March 6th is National Dentist Day?

National Dentist Day is celebrated every year on March 6. There are many things you can do to celebrate Dentist Day, including getting a dental check up, thanking your dentist, and making a commitment to yourself to start brushing and flossing your teeth better.

How to Celebrate National Dentist Day?

– Smile all day long in honor of Dentist Day.

– Raise awareness to dental care on Dentist day by wearing a Happy “Dentist Day” button or sending dental check up reminders to your family and friends.

– By reading a book to your children about the importance of dental care.

– By making a commitment to improve your dental care routine and to start brushing and flossing your teeth better.

– It is the perfect day to replace your old toothbrush with a new one.

– Making a dental appointment on Dentist Day.

– Thank your Dentist on Dentist Day by sending a thank you card, a gift certificate, or by stopping by the dental office to thank your Dentist in person.